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Clarence Raymond "Junie" Lee
Birth: May 5, 1919
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 2004
Michigan, USA

Clarence Raymond Lee was born in 1919 in Detroit to Clarence Edward Lee and Marceline (Soulliere) Lee. He was always known as "Junie" to his family.

Junie married Ruby, the love of his life, when he was 17, and Ruby was 15. They made their home in Detroit, and raised their family there.

He served his country in the US Army during World War II and saw action in France. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart, and was sent home after being seriously wounded. He recovered from his war injuries, and then sometime in the 70's, he cut his hand while soaping his leg in the shower. Baffled, he inspected his leg more closely and discovered a piece of shrapnel that had made it's way to the surface of the skin, nearly three decades after the war.

Junie was employed for many years by the Ford Motor Company. After retirement, he and Ruby moved to Plymouth Michigan, where they enjoyed many hobbies together, including traveling several times to England.

He was always very talented at repairing many types of antiquities, and often rebuilt old clocks and refinished antique furniture in his basement workshop. He also developed a unique technique of removing small chips from antique glassware.

Junie is buried in the Garden Of The Hours, near his parents and his granddaughter Kimberly Jane Lee. Several of his siblings are also buried at Parkview Memorial Cemetery. His resting place has two markers, a large double headstone with wife Ruby, and an additional single military marker.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence Edward Lee (1894 - 1957)
  Marceline Salina Soulliere Lee (1897 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruby Faye Hilton Lee (1921 - 2012)*
 
 Children:
  Betty Jane Lee Lyons (1937 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret J. Lee Coveyou (1915 - 1995)*
  Clarence Raymond Lee (1919 - 2004)
  Charlotte Mabel Lee Mason (1922 - 1998)*
  Robert Edward Lee (1924 - 1981)*
  Shirley M. Lee Gazdag (1926 - 2008)*
  Earl Lee (1928 - 1981)*
  Dorothy Alice Lee Bingham (1929 - 1986)*
  Connie Lee Huggins (1932 - 1980)*
  Roseann Lee Mullee (1937 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CLARENCE R LEE JR
PFC US ARMY WWII
MAY 5 1919 - DEC 17 2004
BSM - PH
AT THE END OF THE ROAD
THERE IS A PATH
 
Note: The "Jr" on military headstone is incorrect. Junie had a different middle name than his father, and was not a "Jr".
 
Burial:
Parkview Memorial Cemetery
Livonia
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Garden Of The Hours, Section 400, Plot 3
 
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Record added: Jun 05, 2007
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