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Obituary for Gordon Lee

Obituary for Gordon Lee
  • PublishedOctober 1, 2021

Funeral service for Gordon Lee, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 1:00P.M. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev Mark Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Gordon Clifford Lee went home to Heaven on the morning of September/25/2021.

Gordon was born in Williams Co. ND on May 16,1933. Raised on a wheat farm in western ND, he & his older brother farmed together on the family farm and Gordon also worked for an aerial crop spraying company until he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. After he was discharged, he used his GI Bill to finish his Commercial & Multi Engine flight ratings in Ft. Worth, TX. It was there that he met & married his wife.

He worked as co-pilot, auctioneer and chief appraiser for several prominent oilfield & construction equipment auction firms, traveling the lower 48, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Aruba and Turkey.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Echols Lee and children Donald Rey Laughlin, Lynnell Laughlin McCullough, Ann Lee Allen, grandchildren Benjamin Ledbetter, Michael Laughlin, Rebecca Rounsaville, Gregory Ledbetter, William Ledbetter, Cody Lee, Sam Allen, Charlie Allen and Alyssa Laughlin and sister Dorothy Watterud. Six great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, two brothers his son K. C. Lee and grandson Phillip Lee Ledbetter.

Gordon was a Lifetime member of Gideons International and a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Written By
Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.