Charles Gorlyn Lee, 89, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at The Plaza o Lubbock. He was born March 21, 1930 in Paducah, Texas to the late G.I. and Olga (Barrett) Lee.
Charles was a graduate of Paducah High School. He attended Cisco Junior College where he played both football and basketball. He then attended Midwestern University of a football scholarship.
He was an Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War. Upon returning from service he completed his education and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors in 1956. He was employed with Diamond Shamrock for 18 years and retired from Lubbock Electric after 22 years.
When younger, Charles was an avid golfer. He had a great wit and sense of humor and continued to be an enthusiastic fan and supporter of the Baylor Bears and the Red Raiders.
hares was preceded in death by his brother James Lee of Paducah and sister Mary Sue Faivre of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his sister Sara Ratliff of Fritch, his sister-in-law Adelia Lee of Amarillo, nephews Lee Ratliff and wife Kelly of Fritch, Ronnie Lee and wife Jeanette of Claude, nieces Karen Yoder and Husband Larry of Hugoton, Kansas, Lynda RIddle of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Pam Kaplan of Las Vegas Nevada as well as many great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials or donations can be made to Paducah Cemetery Association, Paducah, Texas or Kindred Hospice of Lubbock.
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