James Arvis Lee Sr.















James Arvis Lee Sr., 73, of Center, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron Luman and Bro. Travis Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Lee was born April 16, 1946, in Ebarb, Louisiana, to R.D. and Emma Ebarb Lee.  He retired from Asplundh Tree Company at the age of 62 following 39 years of service.  Mr. Lee enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Center Bible Fellowship.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Lee; children, Sharon Bock and husband Richard, James Lee Jr. and wife Angela, Ricky Lee and wife Lorinda, Teresa Fletcher and husband Eddie, Denise McCauley; brothers, Wallace Lee and wife Mary Rose, Robert Lee and Glenda; grandchildren, Kim Shelton and husband Jacob, Donald Lee and Jessica, Amber Lout and husband Sawyer, Ricky Lee Jr. and wife Whitnee, Brandon Lee and wife Anna, Yolanda Alcudia and husband Aldemir, Jonathan Sullivan and wife Erichica, Christian Lee, Charity Lee, Ethan Lee, Brayden Lee, Trinity Lee, Bryson Lee, Easton Lee, Caden Lee, Makenna Lee, Peter Bock, Michael Bock, Devin McCauley, Shanan Lee; great grandchildren, Aidan Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan, Leah Sullivan, Branson Shelton, Kris Shelton, Shyanne Lee, Erica Lee, Allissa Lee, Kyleigh Lee, Zoey Robison, Alexis Lout, Katelyn Lout, Grayson Lee, Tristan Lee, Tate Lee, Tanner Lee, Nevaeh Lee, Bobby Hendricks III, Colton Lee, Jazmin Trejo, Juliana Trejo, Adrian Alcudia, Julio Alcudia, Brian Trejo, Chloe Bock, Emma Bock.

Preceded in death by grandchildren, Salazar Sullivan, Kayley Lee; parents, R.D. and Emma Lee; sisters, Arvelle Authur, Trudy Furlow, Nancy Lee, Doris Ebarb, Gertrude Lee; brothers, David Lee, Marvin Lee, Bryant Lee.

Pallbearers will be Donald Lee, Ricky Lee Jr., Jonathan Sullivan, Brandon Lee, Christian Lee, Sawyer Lout, Jacob Shelton, Aldemir Alcudia, Robert Lee Jr., and Bobby Hendricks III.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, Charles Ray Metcalf, Gaylon Howard, Johnny Magby, and Gary Snider.

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