Dennis James Lee was born on January 17, 1947 in Herington, KS to James O. Lee and Gladys Faye (Rohloff) Lee. Dennis became a child of God through baptism in January 1947. He attended school at Our Redeemer Parochial School and was confirmed in his faith. He then attended Herington High School and graduated in 1965. After completing high school, he attended the Denver Automotive Institute and graduated in 1965. Dennis joined the US Army in 1966 and was a Sergeant with the 823rd Ordnance Co in Savanna, Illinois until he moved to Ft. Riley, Ks. He was discharged in November of 1969. He then attended Oklahoma State School of Technical training in Okmulgee and graduated in Diesel mechanics. He worked for Haliburton Services in Eldorado before transferring to Lamar, Colorado. He went to work for the Neuces Gas Gathering Company in 1980 and through many buyouts work for Oneok Gas where he eventually retired in 2009.
Dennis loved spending his free time working in his shop. He could fix just about anything. He also enjoyed going on numerous bird hunting trips with his buddies, and he could spend hours hunting coyotes, prairie dogs, or wetting a line in the water.
Dennis passed with his family around him at Parkview Pointe in Laverne, Oklahoma on July 10, 2021.
He is preceded in death by his parents James and Gladys Lee. He is survived by his daughter Megan Stewart and her husband Derrick of Laverne, Ok., 3 grandchildren, Reagan Lee Stewart, Grady James Stewart, and Kinley Renee Stewart, and one sister, Susan Renae Lee of Stilwell, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Peace Lutheran Church.