Obituary: James M. Lee

January 2, 1946 – August 20, 2022

James M. Lee, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at his residence.

Born January 2, 1946, in Indianapolis, he was the son of James Albert and Nannie Pearl (Rainey) Lee. He married Jami Martin on December 12, 2012, and she survives. He was a truck driver for Stone Belt Freight in Bloomington for 20 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Eagles Lodge #654, and the Moose Lodge in Bedford and Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Jami, of Bedford; children, Janeen Gardner and husband, Jay, of Memphis, TN, Mickey Lee and wife, Cindy, of CA, J.D. Lee and wife, Shanna McFarland, of AZ; two grandchildren, Damon Lee and Jericho Gardner; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Carolyn Sue Bough, of Springville; a half-sister, Melissa McCoin (Timmy), of Solsberry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Loretta (Dishman) Lee; a half-brother, Bobby Lee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Flynn Cemetery. Bedford Moose Lodge will serve a dinner following the committal service. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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