Johnny Edward Lee

Johnny Edward Lee, 76 of Elm Mott, passed away after a long battle with cancer January 30, 2018.

Memorial service: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:30am at Parkview Baptist Church, with Dr. John W. Collier officiating.

Johnny was born June 5, 1941 to Barney and Lois Lee. He graduated from Waco High School in 1959 and then served 8 years in the U.S Marine Corps Reserve.

Johnny married Betty Wetzel on September 9, 1961. From this union, two sons were born.

He worked with his dad building new homes until his dad passed away in 1979. In 1981 Johnny and his brother Melvin opened their own business called Reconstruction Specialty, Inc. They specialized in insurance restoration services, retiring in 2006.

He loved all his family and was not afraid to say “I Love You!” He had a sense of humor and joked with everyone. He loved to travel all the country roads looking to see what was new or reminiscing about the old. He was full of memories, but always ready for the new adventures as long as it was driving. He was not about to fly or take a cruise. Johnny, Betty and his mother Lois always tried to take 2 or 3 vacations a year. Favorite destinations were Branson, MO and Colorado which included his brother Melvin and wife Ruth, Kenny, Dale, and any friends that could come along.

Johnny loved fishing and deer hunting especially when his son Keith was able to go. Spending time with family was very important to him.

He was a Baylor sports fan. He was a season ticket holder for Girls Basketball and Softball.

Every week he enjoyed going out to eat or a home cooked meal with close friends Kenny Nichols and Dale Barron then a card game or two of Rummy or a marble game to change things up.

He was preceded in death by son, Steven D. Lee in 1987; parents, Barney and Lois Lee; grandparents; and nephew, David B. Lee in 1982.

Survivors include wife of 56 years, Betty Lee; son, Keith Lee and wife Stephanie; brother, Melvin Lee and wife Ruth; nieces, Donna and husband RW Collier, Tina and husband Hank Coats; aunt, Mildred Bruston; a great number of cousins; 9 grandchildren: Jennifer Morosky, Steven Lee and wife Lacey, Stetson Lee, Braxton Lee, Breanne and husband Larry Marek, Morgan Knight, Madison Knight, Mackenzee Knight, and Justin Knight; 7 great-grandchildren: Caden Morosky, Dixie Kaye Morosky, Jaxson Lee, Kolter Lee, Audrey Marek, Annistyn Marek, and Kierslynn Klose; special friends, Kenny Nichols, Dale Barron, Martha and Curtis Dykes, Diane Lewis, and so many more.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Parkview Baptist Church, Texas Oncology Cancer Center, or Providence Hospice Care Center.

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Place of Service: Parkview Baptist Church , 1100 East Lake Shore Drive; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Betty, Keith, Steph, Ruth, Melvin, Kenny and Dale, and all other family;
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Johnny. I was blessed with the chance to visit with him (and Betty, Kenny, Dale) recently. Always a pleasure to see and be with. He is definitely a man to honor. Such a kind and loving family man. His sense of humor never ended!!
    Love you all and pray God’s comfort surrounds you.

    God speed to you dear friend Johnny

  2. So sorry for your loss. Johnny will be missed.

  3. I can’t believe my uncle Johnny is in heaven …If you know me you know that I loved Johnny with all my heart and will miss the way he picked on me every time we saw Each other But was just only trying to let me know he cares about me And loves me He meant so much to me and my mom and dad .Aunt Betty if you’re reading this I love you .

  4. Charlie, Beverly, Terri, Darren and Dawson

    Betty, Keith & Stephanie, Melvin & Ruth, and family, we are so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. I have great memories of growing up with all of you. Being with the Lee’s was always a fun time. Johnny was a great man. You will all be in our prayers.

  5. Melvin, I’m so sorry to hear that Johnny passed away. Y’all are in my prayers. Angie Morgan

  6. Candace Wilshire

    Betty, Keith & Family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet loved one. Lots of memories growing up and spending evenings and weekends at your home. You all are in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

  7. I am so sorry to hear that Johnny recently passed away with cancer. I knew Johnny well as we attended Waco High together. He was a good friend and we had many wonderful experiences together along with Melvin. Always a friend, he will be missed. We will pray for the family, Betty, Johnny’s mother and Melvin.

  8. Doyle and Eileen Armstrong

    We were so sorry to hear about Johnny. We have so many memories of when we all lived on Joyce. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Betty, you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Johnny. Praying the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and the family and give you the peace in the days and weeks ahead. Phyllis Brooks (Class of 1960).

  10. Betty, my deepest sympathy in the passing of Johnny. Praying that the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and the family and give you peace in the days and weeks ahead. Phyllis Brooks (class of 1960)

  11. Keith and family, Sending deepest sympathy and many prayers.

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