Fred Dale Lee

Funeral services for Fred Dale Lee, 66, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Fred passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 at his home.

Fred was born on October 13, 1955 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Raymond Howard and Arvilla May (Wells) Lee.

He graduated from Lawrence High School.

He was an Electrician.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and cabinet making.  He loved dogs and playing his guitar.  He was a math whiz and enjoyed good visits with family and friends.  He was a supporter of AA and Alanon.

Survivors include his mother, Arvilla Lee; his daughter, Julia (Ricky II) Cruse, Holton, KS; son, Curtis Lee, Santa Fe, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Ricky Cruse III, Kayla Lee and Kaylie Lee; one great grandson, A.J.; two sisters, Barbara (Fred) Lee Landa, Powhatan, Virginia and Susan Lee, Austin, Texas; and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Schweda, Rebecca Lee and Allen Lee.  He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Howard Lee; one son, Brad Lee and brother, Raymond Michael Lee.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to VNA Hospice or Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

6 Condolences

  1. Joan Stevenson on January 19, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Oh Arvilla, I am so sorry to hear of this! I know poor Fred has been for so long.
    You will dearly miss him, after taking care of him for so long.
    If there is anything I can do, please ask.
    From your old friend, Joan Stevenson

  2. James (Jim) Lee on January 19, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Condolences Arvilla. Fred was such a great friend and person. He was almost always upbeat and positive, in spite of his health problems. He could lift my Spirits with just a phone call to him. He was also very funny and he had a great sense of humor. When I started working on my old house, he was always there with advice and knowledge about “how to do the job at hand.” He had lots of Life Experience knowledge, as well. I could talk to him about anything, and his wisdom about relationships with others was always kind and non-judgmental. I am torn with feelings of sadness and with feelings of relief that his suffering is over. I believe in an afterlife and I know Fred is happy, joyous and free now. He is at peace and most likely visiting with Brad and Mike. He has missed those two for so long.

  3. Philip A Hodson on January 21, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Sorry to hear of Fred’s passing . He was the most talented person in woodshop in Jr high and LHS . My uncle Cloyce worked for Raymond .Fred was a good fella . Phil Hodson.

  4. Brenda on January 21, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Arvilla and family. I had the pleasure of cleaning your house. I would always ask Fred how he was feeling and he replied “pretty good” every time. Thank you Barbara for checking on Fred and helping your mother! It meant a lot to her. Fred will be missed as I’m already thinking of him when I go back.

  5. Curtis Lee on January 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you to everyone who came to visit. My dad meant — and means — a lot to us, and it was heartening to see and hear what he meant to others as well. Thank you all for a lovely, warm, dignified service in honor of his life and his place in ours. We’ll always love and appreciate you, ‘Freddie’ aka Daddio, aka Dad. We love you, Grandma.

  6. Ruth Lee on January 25, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Curtis and Julia, I’m so sorry and I know you’re going to miss him everyday. I’m so happy he got to love and enjoy his grandson Ricky.

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