Patrick "Pat" Joseph Lee Jr., 73, of Fairmont, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2017) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 2, 1944, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joseph Lee (from Boston, Massachusetts) and Anna Zick Lee (Grant Town). In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, James Frances Lee and Joanne Lee.
Pat served in the U.S. Army, and he was a Korean War veteran. He worked for Eastern Associated Coal Corp., Federal No. 1 mine for 20 years until its closing in 1985 and retired from the Marion County Board of Education as a school bus driver in June of 2014, after 25 years.
Pat, above all things, enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Through the years, he also liked fishing/hunting with his family, the Discovery and CNN channels, hanging out with his beloved dog Daisy May, gardening and sitting on the deck beside his pond.
He had a wisdom about him and a great sense of humor that was appreciated by all who knew him. Dad/Papaw/Pat will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Pat married his steadfast love, Penelope "Penny" Sue Lee, 52 years ago on May 1, 1965, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Clairanna and Thomas "Tom" Leonard Orgill, and Natalie and John Anthony "Tony" Beto; one son and daughter-in-law, Patrick "Joe" Joseph Lee III and LouAnn Lee, and a son, Steven Michael Lee, all of Fairmont; eight grandchildren, Cierra Paige (Orgill) Kochy (spouse, Zach Kochy), Thomas Zackery Orgill (spouse, Haley (Weaver) Orgill), Anthony Dominick Alvaro, Anna Clair Alvaro, Joseph Austin Lee, Brayden Patrick Lee, Poppy Joanna Lee and Luca Joseph Beto; two great-granddaughters, Harlow Paige and Penelope Monroe Kochy; two nieces, Nikki Lee Morrison and Melodie (Dennison) Nuzum; and one nephew Jim Dennison.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Ross Funeral Home 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Deacon David Lester Officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Marion County Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.rossfh.com.
Published on October 5, 2017