Obituaries

Rebecca J. Abbott
Aug. 11, 1950 – Aug. 16, 2021

Rebecca “Becky” Jane Abbott, 71, Garden City, loving mother and grandmother, devoted sister and friend to many, died Aug. 16 in Harrisonville. Becky was born Aug. 11, 1950, the daughter of George and Betty (Kinnamon) Butner in Kansas City.

Becky grew up in Ruskin Heights before moving to rural Creighton with her parents and three sisters in 1958.

She graduated from Sherwood High School in 1968 and attended Central Missouri State University, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in math and her master’s from University of Central Missouri.

She began teaching science at Lee’s Summit High School in 1972. Becky was very involved at the school, leading the science department for many years. After an early retirement in 2002, she spent most of her time caring for her parents and young grandsons, but teaching and young minds were always close to her heart.

Becky also worked at an educational play center in Lee’s Summit, developing curriculum and teaching learning labs and spent many hours volunteering in the Harrisonville R-9 School District sharing her love of science with young people.

Becky’s devotion to teaching was second only to her devotion to family. She grew up in a close-knit family, where her sisters were her best friends. And she raised her son, Darren, and daughter, Andrea, in the same fashion. Whether a canoe trip in the Ozarks or a jaunt across Europe, vacations were often an extended family affair.

Sunday evenings brought big family dinners with upward of 20 people in regular attendance. And every day was filled with some kind of adventure; a drive to the Amish farm for bushels of produce followed by instructions on canning or jam making, a trip to a hidden roadside joint for the “best” fried chicken lunch special or an outing to Marshall’s to find a cute piece of home decor (always at a good bargain) to nestle into the cozy environment she created for those she shared her home with.

Having fun was important, but hard work, a focus on character and a drive for excellence in achievement were also an expectation and are a big part of the legacy she and her sisters passed along to their children and grandchildren.

Becky had a unique way of making everyone in her circle feel welcome and important. Her capacity to care and give of herself, her time, her support and her companionship is unparalleled. She gladly played host to many sleepovers, movie nights and marching band booster activities for Darren and Andrea and their friends, every time serving up the most fun and the best food.

Her grandsons divided their time with her between going on adventures all over Cass County and spending many hours in what would be any child’s dream playroom. She loved spending time with her friends and coordinated many shopping trips and outings to explore new restaurants with a group she referred to as her club.

Becky’s knack for making her home cozy and creative was demonstrated time and time again. A backyard oasis centered around a pool made from a large stock tank, a kitchen remodel using slate chalkboards from the old Garden City School for countertops and a garden shed and chicken coop made entirely from antique salvaged doors and windows. While these are some of the most notable, the list could go on and on. There was nothing she couldn’t dream up or figure out how to do.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents, George and Betty Butner; and her sister, Debbie Hale.

She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Abbott, Harrisonville; her son, Darren and Jodi Abbott, and grandsons, George and Owen, Mission Hills, Kansas; her sisters, Leigh Ann and Scott Friedrich, Harrisonville, and Cindy Hoshor, Kansas City; and her brother-in-law, Jim Hale, Harrisonville.

A casual memorial gathering for friends and family was held Aug. 22 at the home of Scott and Leigh Ann Friedrich in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Cannon Fund for cancer research.

A private inurnment will be at a later time at the Garden City Cemetery in Garden City.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Robert D. Crepeau
Feb. 3, 1963 – Aug. 14, 2021

Robert “Bobby” Dean Crepeau, 58, Archie, died Aug. 14 at his home in Archie. He was born Feb. 3, 1963, the son of Robert Roland and Myrtle Louise Thomas Crepeau in Lynwood, California.

He was preceded indeath by his father, Rob-ert Roland Crepeau; and two sisters, Boneva Grigsby and 12-year oldCy nthia Crepeau.

Bobby is survived by a son, Robert Timothy “Tim” Crepeau, Archie; two daughters, Rosemary Gregg and husband, Dustin, Archie, and Sara Combs and husband, David, Harrisonville; his mother, Louise Bisby and husband, Fred, Butler; a brother, Howard “Jerry” Crepeau and wife, Karla, Butler; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services were Aug. 20 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Arrangements were under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Russell S. Getty
July 23, 1965 – July 14, 2021

Russell “Russ” Scott Getty, 55, Sierra Vista, Arizona, died at his home July 14. Russ was born in Kansas City the son of Robert F. Getty and Jerri S. (Gibbons) Getty on July 23, 1965.

Russ attended Harrisonville High School, graduating in 1983. Following graduation, Russ entered the Army.

Russ was preceded in death by his father, Robert Getty; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Jerri Getty; sister, Krista Eidson; two sons and two daughters, Anthony, Scott, Ashley and Serenity; two nephews, Drew and Noah; a niece, Kelsey; and his loving partner, Angie Hudson.

Russ will especially be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Russ donated his body to the United Tissue Network.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Robert D. Crepeau
Feb. 3, 1963 – Aug. 14, 2021

Robert “Bobby” Dean Crepeau, 58, Archie, died Aug. 14 at his home in Archie. He was born Feb. 3, 1963, the son of Robert Roland and Myrtle Louise Thomas Crepeau in Lynwood, California.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Roland Crepeau; and two sisters, Boneva Grigsby and 12-year old Cynthia Crepeau.

Bobby is survived by a son, Robert Timothy “Tim” Crepeau, Archie; two daughters, Rosemary Gregg and husband, Dustin, Archie, and Sara Combs and husband, David, Harrisonville; his mother, Louise Bisby and husband, Fred, Butler; a brother, Howard “Jerry” Crepeau and wife, Karla, Butler; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services were Aug. 20 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Arrangements were under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Russell S. Getty
July 23, 1965 – July 14, 2021

Russell “Russ” Scott Getty, 55, Sierra Vista, Arizona, died at his home July 14.

Russ was born in Kansas City the son of Robert F. Getty and Jerri S. (Gibbons) Getty on July 23, 1965.

Russ attended Harrisonville High School, graduating in 1983. Following graduation, Russ entered the Army.

Russ was preceded in death by his father, Robert Getty; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Jerri Getty; sister, Krista Eidson; two sons and two daughters, Anthony, Scott, Ashley and Serenity; two nephews, Drew and Noah; a niece, Kelsey; and his loving partner, Angie Hudson.

Russ will especially be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Russ donated his body to the United Tissue Network.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Rodger Hunter
May 3, 1956 – Aug. 12, 2021
and
Sharon Hunter
June 26, 1957 – June 30, 2021

Rodger Hunter, 65, died Aug 12 and Sharon Hunter, 64, died June 30. Rodger Wynne Hunter was born May 3, 1956, in Harrisonville, the son of Robert and Sadie Marie Burger Hunter. Sharon Kaye Spencer Hunter was born June 26, 1957.

They were both graduates of Drexel High School. Rodger and Sharon were married July 27, 1974.

They are survived by their daughter, Jami Cook and her children, Rae Cook and Kaleb Alexander, Little Elm, Texas; and their son, Dustin Hunter and wife, Melody, and their children, Kyle and Makayla Hunter, Edmond, Oklahoma; along with many extended family members and friends.

Funeral services for both were Aug. 21 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel. Burial was in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Drexel 4th of July Committee.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel, Drexel.

Dillon J. Lilly
Dec. 24, 1997 – Aug. 8, 2021

Dillon Joseph Lilly was born Dec. 24, 1997, in Kansas City, and died Aug. 8 in Lenexa, Kansas, at the age of 23 years, 7 months and 15 days. He was the son of Samuel Joseph Lilly and Diana Jane (Shawver) Laney-Lilly.

Dillon lived on the family farm in Knob Noster until the Lilly family moved to Springfield, where Dillon attended kindergarten. The next year the family moved to Independence where Dillon attended school and was still living in Independence at the time of his death.

Dillon worked alongside his father, Sam Lilly, in the family business, Lilly Mechanical.

Dillon enjoyed skateboarding, disc golf, gaming and music. He had a vast Nike tennis shoe collection and also collected various T-shirts and hoodies.

Dillon was a very kind, loving and generous young man. He would share anything he had with others. Above all else, Dillon loved his family. He loved spending time with his parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He never passed up a chance to give you a hug and that wonderful smile. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Dillon was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Mildred Lilly; maternal grandfather, William Shawver; and an infant brother, Gage Coulton Lilly.

He is survived by his parents, Samuel Joseph Lilly and Diana Jane Laney-Lilly, Independence; maternal grandmother, Willa Shawver, Independence; brothers, Scott Laney and wife, Charity, North Kansas City, Nick Lilly and wife Amanda, Wentzville, John Laney, Garden City, and Matt Lilly, Raytown; sisters, Jillian (Lilly) Hager and husband, Gerald, St. Louis, Sara Schrock and husband, Daniel, Garden City, and Ashlee Kendrick, Warrensburg; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

Cremation has been accorded.

A celebration of life service was Aug. 20 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Brother Don Lybarger officiating.

Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Carol S. McCormick
April 16, 1948 – Aug. 16, 2021

Carol Sue (Young) McCormick, 73, Peculiar, died Aug. 16 at Research Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born April 16, 1948, the daughter of J.T. and Jean (Brown) Young of Kansas City.

Carol married her high school sweetheart, John J. McCormick, at Blenheim Assembly of God Church. Their home was always open to all friends and family.

Carol worked in the medical field for more than 30 years. Carol enjoyed motorcycle trips with John and friends, spending summers at the lake with her family and boating for hours with John.

She enjoyed going to the race track, but most of all, she loved being surrounded by her husband, three girls, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two more on the way.

Carol was preceded in death by her father, J.T. Young; and grandsons, Samuel and Tucker Price.

Surviving her are her mother, Jean Young; husband, John McCormick; brother, Mike Young; daughter, Shelley and David Arechigo and family, Lee, Tom, Curtis, Ryan, Austin, Mariah, Lukas and Nikkolette; daughter, Sherry and Gerald Davis and family, Emily and Katlin; daughter, Stacy and Shannon Price and family, Shyann, Kolton and Kolbey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans online at http://www.dav.gov or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at http://www.stjude.org.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Juanita G. Nielsen
Dec. 25, 1936 – Aug. 15, 2021

Juanita Gail Nielsen, 84, Harrisonville, died Aug. 15 at Crown Care, Harrisonville. Juanita was born Dec. 25, 1936, the daughter of Irving and Pearl (Heath) Lueck in Medford, Minnesota.

Juanita graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Sioux Falls College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Juanita taught for two years in Cloquet, Minnesota.

Juanita married Norlin Nielsen at the First Baptist Church in Owatonna, Minnesota on July 1, 1960. They moved into Norlin’s family’s farm house. Norlin farmed there for three years and Juanita taught school in Irwin, Iowa.

They had a daughter, Shelly, May 6, 1963.

They moved to Basehor, Kansas, where Norlin worked for a local dairy. A daughter, Marla, was born Sept. 28, 1967.

The family moved to Chariton, Iowa, in March 1969. Juanita spent many years either teaching school or substitute teaching in the Chariton School District, Chariton, Iowa.

After Norlin died, Juanita sold their house in Chariton and moved closer to Shelly and Marla in Harrisonville. She enjoyed reading and quilting in her free time. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves a legacy of love for family and God.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, Norlin; and her sister, Darlene Jager.

She is survived by her daughters, Shelly and Larry Maddox, Peculiar; and Marla and Duane Jeppesen, Harrisonville; and her grandchildren, Heather and Albert Slocomb, Michelle and Kyle Watts and Allison Maddox, all of Kansas City, Derrick Jeppesen and Ryan Jeppesen, Harrisonville; five great-grandchildren, Maddox and Clyde Watts, Benaniah, Calvin and Dahlina Slocomb.

A visitation was Aug. 18 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. A graveside service was Aug. 20 at the Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Iowa.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Michael L. Reighard
Jan. 3, 1951 – Aug. 13, 2021

Michael “Mike” Lee Reighard, 70, Drexel, died Aug. 13 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas. He was born Jan. 3, 1951, the son of Bob Leo and Helen Marie Cline Reighard in Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dan Reighard.

Mike is survived by a daughter, Shawna Hettinger and husband, Royce, Drexel; a sister, Peggy Lerch, Drexel; and two grandchildren, Javyn and Braylen.

A visitation for Mike Reighard was Aug. 21 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Private inurnment with military honors was held at the Reighard family farm.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

William J. Ryan
July 6, 1928 – Aug. 18, 2021

William “Bill” James Ryan, 93, Harrisonville, died Aug. 18 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Bill was born July 6, 1928, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, the son of James Thomas and Margaret Marie (McCurry) Ryan.

Bill graduated from Elizabeth Forward School in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, and attended three years at Duquesne University in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He married Anna Louisa Chappell Oct. 20, 1956.

Bill was a United States Navy Seaman 1st Class veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree and had organized all of the blood drives for the Knights of Columbus for many years.

He was also a member of the American Legion in Harrisonville. He worked as a manager at several retail stores. Bill was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved golfing.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Margaret Marie Smoker; two sisters; and a grandson, Cody Smoker.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Ryan, of the home; five daughters, Theresa Ryan and Danny Carmichael, Raymore, Barbara Campbell and Tom and Colleen Barber, both of Harrisonville, Regina Campbell and Steve, Lenexa, Kansas, and Karen Wachner and David, Waller, Texas; a son, William Ryan, Jr., and Alex, Dickinson, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services were Aug. 23 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with Rosary. Graveside services were Aug. 26 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

C. LaVon Ullrich
Sept. 1929 – June 28, 2021

Clarice LaVon Deel Ullrich, daughter of Carl and Vick Deel, was born in September 1929, in her parents’ farmhouse in Miami County, Kansas. She died June 28 in Glendale, Arizona.

LaVon grew up on farms near Drexel and could drive a tractor before she had her driver’s license for a car. A high school teacher suggested she should go to college, a thought she had never really entertained.

She earned her college degree at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and became a schoolteacher, first in Kansas City then St. Louis.

It was there that she met a city boy, Eugene Ullrich, in the singles group at church. They married in 1955 and remained married and devoted to each other until Gene’s death in 2004 just a year and half short of their 50th anniversary.

They had two sons, David and Douglas, and moved to Phoenix in 1964. She spent more than 26 years teaching at Starlight Park Elementary School in the Cartwright District, most of it in second grade.

LaVon loved her friends at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she was a member for 57 years.

She also enjoyed traveling with her family and the Orpheus Male Chorus. She traveled to Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and throughout the United States. She also took several cruises, including Alaska and the Panama Canal.

She also loved many decades of weekly bridge games with her teacher friends.

LaVon leaves behind two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Patti and Doug and Merri; and grandchildren, Joanna, Cheyenne, Russell, Sierra, Logan, Hannah and Aaron.

A graveside service will be planned for a date later in fall.

Gene Wagner
Sept. 2, 1928 – Aug. 16, 2021

Gene Wagner, 92, Nevada, formerly of Harrisonville, died Aug. 16. Gene was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in East Lynne, the son of Charles Fern and Grace Edna (Smith) Wagner.

He had three sons from a previous marriage and married Donna Hammond on Jan. 6, 1967. They made their home in the
Harrisonville area for years before moving to El Dorado Springs to raise longhorn cattle. They eventually sold the farm moving to Nevada.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, retired from Western Electric Lee’s Summit (AT&T), was a Master Mason, enjoyed raising longhorn cattle and being a member of the Longhorn Association during retirement. He enjoyed singing for the Lord either at home or at church and he loved people.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Fern and Grace Wagner; his son, Charles; and his sisters, Dottie Bea, Barbara and Peggy.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Donna; son and daughter-in-law, David and Joyce; son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Margaret; daughter-in-law, Wanda; grandchildren, Kelli, Mindy and Amy; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Jackson, Nicolette, Alex and Melody; a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

A visitation was Aug. 21 with a Masonic service. Funeral services followed at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Burial with military honors was in the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit.

Pallbearers were Darryl Wagner, Gary Roe, Steve Norman, Rick White, Jim Burton and David Hammond. Honorary pallbearers were Chet Merriam, Doug Allard and Mike Brigman.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home or the Masonic Home.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Benjamin F. Anderson, Jr.
Dec. 29, 1930 – Aug. 12, 2021

Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Anderson, Jr., 90, Adrian, died Aug. 12 at Meadow View of Harrisonville. Ben was born Dec. 29, 1930, in Silver Springs, Maryland, one of seven children born to Benjamin Franklin and Dora (DuVall) Anderson, Sr.

He was raised in Laytonsville, Maryland. The family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1942.

Ben enlisted in the United States Army in 1949 and was in three major battles during the Korean War.

In 1959, he married Barbara J. Stone.

His number one love was anything on wheels, especially Fords. He was a highway construction worker for many years. He was also a mechanic for many years at Ford Motor dealerships until retiring in December 1979, due to heart by-pass surgery.

He always found something to do and was a very hard worker.

Ben and Barbara moved to Adrian in 1975.

He asked Jesus to be his Savior on June 12, 1994, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Adrian. He was very faithful, reading God’s word every day and always praying for others every morning.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; three sisters; two step-grandchildren; and a step-twin daughter.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; a daughter, SueEllen Calhoun and her husband, Jim, Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother, Tom Anderson and his wife, Lenora, Glendale, California; a step-daughter, Mary Smith, Prineville, Oregon; two step-sons, Fred Smith, Carlisle, Arkansas, and Ron Smith and his wife, Norma, Bloomington, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Ben had a great way of making people laugh. I pray that when you think of my husband, Ben, it will put a smile on your face.

Funeral services were Aug. 17 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Charles E. Black
Jan. 13, 1971 – July 31, 2021

Charles Eldon “Charlie” Black, 50, Rich Hill, died July 31 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born Jan. 13, 1971, the son of Charles Eugene “Gene” and Betty Lou Alkire Black in Butler.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Black; a sister, Anita Heckadon; and father-in-law, LeRoy Turpen.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Christy Black, Rich Hill; a daughter, Emily Black, of the home; his mother, Betty Black, Hermitage; a sister, Jeanie West and husband, Mike, Rich Hill; mother-in law, Rose Turpen, LaCygne, Kansas; two brothers-in-law, Robert Turpen, LaCygne, Kansas, and Dennis Heckadon, Hermitage; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 19 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Interment was in Salem Cemetery, Foster. Contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to the family.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Charlene S. Crafton
Sept. 14, 1946 – Aug. 9, 2021

Charlene Sue Crafton, 74, Butler, died Aug. 9 at Butler Center in Butler. She was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Kansas City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Naomi Henderson; and a stepson, Neil Crafton.

Charlene is survived by her husband of 40 years, Edward N. “Bud” Crafton, Butler; a son, Rocky Ramage; two daughters, Lorie McLaughlin and Sue Lynn Haworth; two granddaughters, Crystal Crafton and Katrina Haworth; six grandsons, Alex, Tray, Tyler, Kaden, Tanner and Tucker; a great-grandchild, Khalio; and a sister, Sharon Prior.

Cremation with private graveside committal was Aug. 19 at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

P. Wayne Hunt
Sept. 24, 1966 – Aug. 13, 2021

Paul Wayne Hunt, 54, Butler, died Aug. 13 at his home in Butler. He was born Sept. 24, 1966, the son of Paul William and Sharon Kay Cook Hunt in Altus, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Paul William Hunt; father-in-law, Robert E. Sullins; brother-in-law, Robert D. Sullins; and several uncles and aunts.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Hunt, Butler; a son, Alex Hunt, Butler; a daughter, Sonjia Preston and husband, Aaron, Harrisonville; a sister, Susie Greenfield and husband, Curtis, West Plains; his mother, Sharon Hunt, Marshfield; and a nephew and niece, Adrian Greenfield and Alysha Greenfield, both of West Plains.

A celebration of life memorial service was Aug. 21 at the Eagle Creek Church in Harrisonville. Inurnment will be at a later
date in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice or the family.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Lee C. Pyzer
July 29, 1962 – Aug. 13, 2021

Lee Caray Pyzer, 59, Butler, was born July 29, 1962, in Lake Port, California, the son of Larry and Wanda Caray Pyzer. He died Aug. 13 at his home in Butler.

He worked most of his life as a roofer until retirement. Lee loved to listen to music, especially the blues. He also enjoyed watching a good football game.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

He is survived by his son, Travis Pyzer; girlfriend, Jeani Peel; grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Cremation with private family inurnment.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

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