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Timothy Durand Lee Sr.

November 2, 1966 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 50)

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Timothy Lee Sr.  passed away on August 6, 2017 at home in Des Moines, Iowa. A public visitation will be held from 10:00 until 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 17th, 2017, at Henderson’s Chapel. Funeral services will take place at Union Baptist Church on August 18th, 2017, at 1:00 pm. The family requests that donations be made to help bridge the financial gap for Timothy's final arrangements. 

He is survived by his children, Timica Lee, Timothy D. Lee Jr. of Des Moines, IA, Tinita Lee, Timpestt Lee, Tinoia Lee of Fredericksburg, VA; siblings, Franklin (Michelle) Lee Jr. of Mpls, MN; mother, Gloria Dean Lee and brother in-law, General Johnson.

Timothy Lee was born to Franklin Jerome and Gloria Dean (Smith) Lee on November 2nd, 1966, in Davenport, Iowa. Together, they would relocate to Des Moines to raise their family. Timothy was a graduate of Hoover High School where he received his general education. Following graduation, Timothy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. where he would serve his country during Desert Storm. During his enlistment, Timothy would go on to receive medals for rifle marksmanship, good conduct as well as a sea service deployment ribbon. 

After receiving an honorable discharge as a Corporal, Timothy would go on as a civilian to utilize his training he received as an equipment mechanic. He would work as a mechanic for a time, venturing into landscaping and construction. He would also work as a chef, often catering for local events. Timothy enjoyed cooking, working on cars and relaxing while watching some television.

In death, Timothy rejoins his Father: Franklin J. Lee Sr., sisters: Shelia Y. Lee and Fonda S. Johnson.

 Service Information

August 17, 2017

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313

Funeral Service
August 18, 2017

1:00 PM
Union Missionary Baptist Church
1200 McCormick St.
Des Moines, IA 50316

Please consider making a donation to raise much needed funds to cover the funeral expenses.

No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated.

August 10, 2017 5:13 pm

$100 from Jason B. Davis LtCol, USMC (Ret)

I met Tim as a young Marine, in Tustin, CA in the mid 80's and while we have not maintained contact over the years, it still saddens me to hear of his untimely passing. I wish you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

August 17, 2017 11:02 am

$25 from a private donor

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