Sep. 27, 1922 Oakwood Vermilion County Illinois, USA
Apr. 25, 1998 North Augusta Aiken County South Carolina, USA
Lee is a son of Perry Andrew and Myrtle Elsie Diggs Downing. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Jones June 12, 1942 and they have one son. Lee is an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring as a major after twenty years of service. He was a Mason and member of the North Augusta Southern Methodist Church.