March 17, 1922 – May 5, 2021
David M. Lee of Bedford passed away Wednesday, May 5 following a period of declining health. He was 99.
David was born in Lawrence County on March 17, 1922, to Charles and
Orpah Lee. He grew up on a farm near Leesville, Indiana. After serving in the Army Air Corp during WWII, David first traveled to Alaska in 1947, and again in 1951 where he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. He met Margaret Broady in Anchorage and the two were married on November 20, 1953. Dave and Margaret had a pioneer spirit and were able to obtain land in Alaska under the Homestead Act. They raised their family in Alaska. Besides farming, David worked at a gold mine for a short time, commercially fished for several years, did maintenance work at Victory Bible Camp, and operated school buses for a small, rural school in Alaska.
David loved the Lord and his family. He could often be heard singing his favorite hymns and sharing Scripture with those around him. He enjoyed his farm near Leesville and loved working in the forest.
David is survived by his sister, Donna Hennessee, sons, Brian (Lori), Dan (Sandy) of Glacier View, Alaska, and daughter Sharon (Marlin) Beachy of Baltic, Ohio. He is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa, Travis, Rachel, Jeff, Chelsea, Jesse, and Jennifer, five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, and grandson Ryan.
A celebration of life service will be held at Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The family would like to thank the staff at Stonebridge Health in Bedford and Southern Care Hospice Services for their loving care.
Services for David have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.FergusonLee.com.