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Thomas "Tom" Arnold Lee

 Thomas Arnold Lee was born April 28, 1952 to Clarence Arnold and Clara Ellen (Duncan) Lee in Hugoton, KS. He graduated high school and college and became a teacher and was the tennis coach for the Beaver Dusters. He married Carol K. Ferguson on April 30, 1972 in Hugoton, Kansas. Tom was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and pastored in the Forgan Church of Christ. He was a member of the Oklahoma Coaches and Tennis Associations.

 Tom passed away on May 17, 2014 at Lake Evans Chambers, Clearlake, Oklahoma at the age of sixty two.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; sons, Chris Lee of Cumming, Georgia, Jeffrey Lee of Ankeny, Iowa, Jason Lee of Clinton, Oklahoma; daughters, Kim Lee-Pendleton of Cumming, Georgia, Denae Lee of Edmond, Oklahoma; 8 grandchildren; his mother, Clara Ellen (Duncan) Lee, Hugoton, Kansas; brothers, Jimmy Lee of Geraldine, Montana, Johnny Lee of Ashland, Kansas, Danny Lee of Cumming, Georgia; sister, Donalda Eveleigh of Ulysses, Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Tom Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund at either bank in Beaver or to In Search  Of The Lord’s Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, Ok 73083.

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I wish to add I have never felt as comforted, encouraged and blessed at a tribute to any other-than my-husband's.  Every-aspect from this beautiful-obituary with music, seating-of-a large-crowd, words-of-comfort to all, tributes-by pastors, sister-in-teaching and family, darling-casket with-the-hands, beautiful casket-piece etc. were something he-was-so pleased with smiling-as-he always-did down upon each-and-everyone saying "Well-done".  Our Lord-and-Savior also smiled-down saying "Well-done, good-and-faithful servants."

Jackie R. Sheldon May 26 2014 12:00 AM

Like so many people, i was in shock when i heard the terrible news. Mr. Lee was one of Gods special people that only come around every so often. I had the pleasure of growing up with him and his kids. I also have too many fond memories of him to share here. Just know that my heart goes out to you all. To say i am sorry for your loss would be an understatement. Prayers to you all, and God speed Mr. Lee, you will forever be missed.

Taly Frantz-Holly May 22 2014 12:00 AM

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Praying for peace and comfort. Love, Steve, Janna, Lydia & Benny Shelton

Janna Shelton May 22 2014 12:00 AM

As a Hugoton High graduate, I always listed Tom as one of my favorite
teachers. He had such a way with all of the students, his light hearted personality made it easy to learn from.   I never think of my High School
without thinking of his History Class.  I know he touched many lives in the Hugoton School System as I am sure he did in Beaver as a teacher and a friend.  My heart felt sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones at this time.

Tanya Pate May 21 2014 12:00 AM

When I learned of the death of Tom I was in utter disbelief.. It was such a surreal feeling of denial that, even now, I struggle with finding the words.
Tom and I had become good friends over the years, because I am the tennis coach at Byng, and we would visit two or three times a year through our teams playing tournaments. Just the other day Tom was asking about me taking him fishing on Blue River near Tishomingo, and I said for him to come anytime in June before it gets too hot.
The most important thing we had in common was that we shared the same faith (The Church of Christ). I remember years ago how excited we were when we learned that. His family and all of us who knew him will be at a loss and will miss him. Tom was a man of high integrity, but most of all.....he was a loving, caring Christian man. I've been blessed to have been his friend and Brother in Christ.

Alan Simpson May 20 2014 12:00 AM

Mr. Lee was one-of-the favorites on-my-list to substitute for when I was doing that in Beaver schools.  He was so-supportive and appreciative; I shall-always-treasure those times and he also had-his-students knowing they were-to respect substitutes to-the-highest or he would-handle-that when-he-returned.  May our Lord carry each-of-you through this rough-time.  I shall-never-forget my-pastor gathering-a-circle of Christian-friends around me immediately after my-husband went-to-be with His Lord twelve-years ago.  He said "We need-to-pray more-than-ever for Jackie now."  I didn't-fully-understand his-thinking then but more-and-more daily.  I cannot promise easy but I can promise God's constant-love and help for whatever.  Grieve-as-you must, not as anyone says is right, wrong or indifferent.  There are pathways, not a pathway ahead as each must travel their-own.  My prayers are with you.

Jackie R. Sheldon May 19 2014 12:00 AM