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Richard Lee

March 27, 1941 — April 27, 2024

Lakeview

Richard (Dick) E. Lee of Lakeview, Arkansas, passed away on April 27, 2024, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 83. He was born on March 27, 1941, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Curtis and Olive Lee, and graduated from Adams High School and Acme School of Die Design Engineering in South Bend, Indiana, with a certification in Tool Design. He was baptized into Christ on May 1, 1963 at 1st English Lutheran Church in Mishawaka, Indiana, and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was married in Logansport, Indiana, to Arlene (Isaacs) Lee. He served his country in the Army Reserves from 1963-1969. Dick used his God-given talents in his occupations as a Tool Designer, owner of a lake resort on Bull Shoals Lake for twenty-two years, and a real estate agent for Century21 LeMac Realty. His love for helping his communities included being instrumental in setting up a volunteer ambulance service in Lakeville, Indiana, serving several years on Mountain Home, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce board of directors, working as a bus driver for Redeemer Lutheran Church, and helping with Feed the Children distributions. He loved his Savior and was a devoted husband to Arlene, and father to his sons, Wayne and Steven. Outside of work, Dick loved fishing, hunting, camping, and driving his 1950 Champion Studebaker to put smiles on local people's faces as well to show his car at parades and car shows. After retiring in 2014, he and his wife traveled around the country with their camper. While camping and touring, he delighted in handing out Christian pocket crosses to people he met. His favorite Bible verse was John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." Dick led a fulfilling life marked by various accomplishments and roles. His dedication and hard work were evident in all aspects of his life.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Arlene Lee of Lakeview, AR; two sons, Wayne (Lisa) Lee of Sherman, TX, and Steven (Susanne) Lee of Cabot, AR; his brother, Eugene Lee of Mishawaka, IN; five grandchildren: Amanda Lee, Nathan Lee, Elizabeth Emmons, Justin (Chelsea) Lee, and Johnny Cooke; as well as two great-grandchildren: Kelsey Cooke and Dawson Lee. He was preceded in death by his parents: Curtis and Olive Lee; his brother Fred Lee; and his sister Shirley Kline. Richard's kindness, warmth, and unwavering love will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Richard Lee's legacy of dedication to family, service to his country, and pursuit of his passions will forever endure in the hearts of those who knew him best.  

Visitation will be Monday, May 6, 2024 from 1:00 pm until service time at Redeemer Lutheran Church. A Funeral Service for Dick will immediately follow, beginning at 2:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with Reverend Kevin McReynolds officiating. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church's Benevolence Fund, the Convoy of Hope, or Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
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