Michael 'Mike' D Lee

Born: Tue., Apr. 20, 1948
Died: Thu., Sep. 19, 2019

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Sep. 24, 2019
Location: Miller Cemetery

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  Michael ‘Mike’ D. Lee, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019.

  He was born April 20, 1948, in Shelbyville, to Wayne E. Lee and Lena G. (Abel) Lee.

  Mike is survived by his daughters, Brenda Longoria and Lorie Mansfield; girlfriend, Terri Smith; siblings, Donald Lee, Patrick Lee, Randy (Val) Lee, Tommy Lee, Timmy Lee, Becky Lee, Zanna Rocks, Mary Lee, Penny Land, Jennifer Deiser and Stacey Churchill, 6 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister-in-law, Janie Lee.

  Mike was a U.S. Army veteran.  He served in Company D, 151st Infantry (The Indiana Rangers) as a radio operator during the Vietnam War.  Due to his outstanding service to his country, Mike was awarded several accommodations, including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, Expert Badge (Rifle), Parachute Badge, Bronze Star Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.

  Mike graduated from Southwestern High School in 1966.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

   Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Miller Cemetery with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by local veterans organizations.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, P O Box 844, Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

  Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Lee family.

  Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

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Jasper Phelps
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
To the loved ones, family and friends of Mike Lee,

I don’t remember when I first met Mike. It was probably in 1960 when three of the local schools were consolidated into Southwestern. What I do recall is that somehow one day he showed up in my life. He wasn’t big in stature, but he had a sort of aura about him that made him stand out. We had each come from one of three small schools and were now anxious about surviving in our new class of over 60 students. Mike was constant. Nothing ever seemed to shake him. He was bright. He generally grasped the more difficult subjects better than many of his classmates. He was a kind and gentile spirit, always positive. My life is better for having known him. Although I have not seen him since our graduation, from time to time I have visited with him through the pages of our yearbook. He still has that special aura. When I see his picture, I smile.

May your memories of him bring you comfort.

Jasper Phelps

Rosie Pung
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
To Mike's family and Theresa,

I am so sorry we lost Mike way too early. I looked forward to seeing Mike with Theresa whenever our classmates would get together through the recent years. Remembering Mike at our recent SWHS All-Class Reunion holds a special memory of Mike for me.... his quiet manner and friendly smile.

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