Walter L. Lee, 86, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. He was born May 12, 1933 in Harmon, OK to Fred and Blanche Lee. The 8th of 9 children. He was united in marriage to Maureen Palmer of Taloga, OK on October 3, 1953 in Woodward, OK.
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He served in the army during the Korean Conflict, April 1953 to July 1956 earning the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and a Good Conduct Medal. Walter was hardworking and did construction work for 57 years. Working last for Manhattan Road and Bridge. He could run a crane, dozer, finish concrete and about anything else. He was a state certified welder. Walter retired from construction in 2016.
Walter especially enjoyed fishing in Red River, NM. Red River was his favorite vacation spot for many years. In their younger years, Walter enjoyed taking Maureen dancing.
If Walter was here to tell us the most important moments of his life, they would all revolve around the love of his life, Maureen, his son David Bruce, and daughter Debra Jean, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Family was the most important thing to Walter.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Maureen of 65 years. His son David Bruce and wife Deborah of Edmond, OK, his daughter Debra Jean of Yukon, OK. Grandchildren Beau and wife Erica Lee of Bixby, OK, Nickolas and wife Holly Lee of Edmond, OK, Jennifer and husband Michael Klaus of Edmond, OK, Kristopher Cassel of Yukon, OK, and Simontha Cassel of Yukon, OK. Great grandchildren Noah, Leighton Lee of Bixby, OK, Kilynn, Braven Lee of Edmond, OK, William Klaus and baby sister due in December of Edmond, OK. Walter’s sister Marcella Couch of Cheyenne, OK, sister in law Loretta Calkins of Taloga, OK, brother in law Larry Don Palmer of McCloud, OK. And many nieces and nephews.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, sister AlvaDean, his brother and wife Elmer and Imo Lee of Yukon, OK, sister and husband Esther and Herb Marshall of Vici, OK, his brother and wife Floyd and Elsie Dean Lee of Oklahoma City, OK, sister and husband Pauline and Tude Salisbury of Vici, OK, his brother and wife Grover and Elsie of Oklahoma City, and Faye Patterson of Vici, OK, mother and father in Law Harold and Clara Palmer of Banner, OK, brother in laws Loran Calkins of Taloga, OK, and Harold Palmer Jr. of Yukon, OK.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, July 29, 2019 at Smith and Turner Mortuary. Burial will follow at Yukon Cemetery.
A special thank you to OU Medical, Parkway Nursing Home, and Integris Hospice House.