Note: rials: Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of choice. Luther Joe Lee was born March 3, 1919, in "Bugtown" (Roanoke) to Luther and Lennie Lee. He was raised on the family farm, and graduated from North Texas in 1941 with a degree in government. "LJ" married Dorothy LaVerne "Dot" Frank in 1941, and they lived for a few years in Dallas, where they had their only child, Frankie Jo. The family soon moved to Haslet where they owned and operated the telephone company. "LJ" was employed briefly by General Dynamics, but he quickly tired of the corporate world, and with his brother, Sam, began acquiring land adjacent to the family farm, in what is now Northlake. After many years of hard work on the land, he became a successful dairy farmer. Dot passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 in 1972 upon the cusp of his retirement from the dairy business. "LJ" lived in Haslet until he had a small stroke in 2003 and moved in with Frankie and her husband. A child of the Great Depression, "LJ" was a frugal man who prospered due to determination and hard work. He was a kind soul who often lent money and lodging to those who needed it. "LJ" was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy LaVerne Frank Lee, and brother, Samuel Wesley Lee. Survivors: His daughter, Frankie Robbins and her husband, Jon Ed, of Lakeside; grandsons, Jon Mark Robbins and his wife, Diane, of Richardson, Jason Lee Robbins and his wife, Amy, of Saginaw; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Jaxon, Jayci and Michelle; sister-in-law, Helen Frank Johnston of Florida; and sister-in-law, Margaret Lee of Roanoke. Published in Star-Telegram on February 3, 2011
Note: Luther Joe "LJ" Lee, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Lakeside on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, with his daughter by his side. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home. Memo
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