Richard Ernest Lee

January 4, 1949 - January 10, 2022

Richard Ernest Lee of Plano, Texas passed away January 10, 2022 at the age of 73.  He was born on January 4, 1949 to Robert Edward Lee and Jane  (Riley) Lee in Dallas, Texas.  Richard was an athlete at Kimball High School who played football and baseball.  He was married to the late Susan (Hardy) Lee on September 4, 1982 in Richardson, Texas and they enjoyed 30 years of marriage before her passing in 2013.  Richard had a never-ending love for his late wife.  He worked in custom home sales for many years.  Richard enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid water skier.  When he wasn’t working, Richard loved being out on Cedar Creek Lake, out on the boat with his family more than anything.   In accordance with the standard Lee tradition, he was a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan. Richard was always quick to crack a joke or do an impromptu magic trick. In his later days, he most cared about bringing joy to his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  No matter what, if there was music playing, you could see him dancing away. Richard was never more proud than to see his children grow into the adults they are today, and be the Grandfather he always wanted to be.   He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  Richard will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his sons, Dickson Lee of Plano, Texas and Colby Lee and wife, Amanda of Wichita, Kansas; daughter, Lauren Lee of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Riland, Laurel, Paige, and Scarlett; brothers, Mike Lee and wife, Chris; Bobby Lee and wife, Sherri, and David Lee and wife, Kelly; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Lee and parents, Robert and Jane Lee.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Richard’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/richard-ernest-lee.  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.  Following the service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service.




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A very beautiful service. I'm looking forward to seeing Dick with Sue again one day in heaven. Til then he will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers. Onward and upward. 
Randy & Cindy Tanner, January 17, 2022 Dickie was a bright light in all our lives. He will never be forgotten by those he loved and lifted up. Mike and Pat Moore, January 17, 2022 Always made me laugh. Hope he finds peace . Old friends gone too soon. Pam Honeycutt Garr, January 17, 2022 With our deepest sympathies our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shelia and Evelyn Andrews, January 17, 2022 I'm so glad we got to talk a couple of times recently, but we did not get to meet for that lunch with Akins. We both played Little League Football for the Wynnewood's Lions Club in Oak Cliff, about 60 years ago. We had some great times together in the 60's with Bird and Press. I was so glad to hear that you had your children & grandchildren around you. We will get together again one day. God Bless You Dickie Lee. Jack "JT" May, January 15, 2022 Thanks for your friendship thru all the years. Thanks for all the good times and great memories. You are truly one of a kind- I will never forget you. Rest in Peace Dickie. Danny Hendrix, January 15, 2022 I didn’t know Dickie very well, but what I did know was very nice. To my old friend Sherri from Mountain View, and Dickie family so sorry for your loss. Jean Landry Mayern, January 15, 2022 Fond memories of a childhood friend. Rest in peace Dickie. Blessings to the family.
Kent Gaydos, January 14, 2022 I met Dickey when I started dating my wife, they were in the same class at JFK, WE played softball together and spent time at the lake and on the golf course. He was a great friend and will be missed. I will always have the memories of all the enjoyment he brought into not only my life but also all the people he was arounnd. Gary Holman, January 14, 2022 I grew up next door to the Lee family in Oak Cliff. Dick E and I reconnected in later years and he was truly a great friend. RIP my friend, See you soon. Steve Wilson, January 13, 2022 The one thing we all know is that Dickie's doing the Gator with all his new friends up above. A truly unique guy. Rest in peace number 20. Danny McCammon, January 13, 2022 I am so glad I got to speak with you a few months ago. You are one of the nicest guys I ever had the privilege to know. Rest In Peace. Sharon Enenkrl, January 13, 2022 Dicky and I grew up together in Oak Cliff, J F Kimball High School and Cedar Creek Lake. I knew never to dare Dicky to do something because he would always take me up on the dare and I couldn't do it. He was a good friend and companion who I'll miss. God bless Dicky's family.
Wes Johnson, January 13, 2022 Thanks be to God that you no longer suffer. I’ll miss you, buddy. Doug Burkham, January 13, 2022