Funeral service for Gordon Lee, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev Mark Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Gordon Clifford Lee went home to Heaven on the morning of September 25, 2021.
Gordon was born in Williams Co., ND, on May 16,1933. Raised on a wheat farm in western ND, he and his older brother farmed together on the family farm, and Gordon also worked for an aerial crop spraying company, until he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. After he was discharged, he used his GI Bill to finish his Commercial and Multi Engine flight ratings in Fort Worth, Texas. It was there that he met and married his wife.
He worked as co-pilot, auctioneer and chief appraiser for several prominent oilfield and construction equipment auction firms, traveling the lower 48, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Aruba and Turkey.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Echols Lee; children, Donald Rey Laughlin, Lynnell Laughlin McCullough, Ann Lee Allen; grandchildren, Benjamin Ledbetter, Michael Laughlin, Rebecca Rounsaville, Gregory Ledbetter, William Ledbetter, Cody Lee, Sam Allen, Charlie Allen and Alyssa Laughlin; and sister Dorothy Watterud; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; two brothers; his son, K. C. Lee; and grandson, Phillip Lee Ledbetter.
Gordon was a lifetime member of The Gideons International and a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sulphur Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com