Lee Roy was the son of Charles Ellis Rathbun and Ida May Hill. He marrried first to Cynthia Viola Irwin. He married 2nd to Florence (surname unknown). Besides the children linked below he and Cynthia had: Kenneth Irwin Rathbun (1913–1977). Wilma Marie Rathbun Nowacki (1923–1997). Lee Roy Dean Rathbun (1930–1991).