LEE James Wesley Lee, Jr., 79, affectionately known by family and close friends as Kadowy, passed away June 28, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Newellton, Louisiana and has lived in Toledo since childhood. He was a graduate of Scott High School and worked as a forklift driver at Doehler Jarvis retiring after 35 years of service. James enjoyed playing pool with his nephew Donald, and playing checkers and cards with his niece Sheri. He also enjoyed professional and college football and basketball games. He loved The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He was an African American historical aficionado and was an avid jazz enthusiast. He was loved by all who knew him.
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He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, parents, Westley Sr., and Hester Lee, sister and brother-in-law Mary and Willie Frank Smith. He is survived by nephew and nieces, Donald (Sherese) Smith and Sheri Smith Miller, other great nieces, nephews, special cousin, Robbie Franklin, other relatives and special friend, Richard Fultz.
Viewing will be Friday, July 5, 2019, from
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wake service will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m., at House of Day Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Talmadge Thomas Officiant. Burial, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to staff members, Dee, Greg, and Zinithia at Hospice of NW Ohio in Toledo, Ohio; Genacross of Oregon, Ohio, and his two special caregivers: Theresa Whitiker, CNA and Denise Freeman RN.