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OBITUARY: Terry Neil Lee

1954 -- 2019


September 12, 2019 | View PDF

Terry Neil Lee

Terry was born in Bakersfield on Aug. 18, 1954, to Frank and Mary Etta (Stewart) Lee. He was the youngest of nine children, with four brothers and four sisters.

Terry was a baby when his father Frank passed away; he was raised by his widowed mother, Etta, in McFarland. They didn't have a lot of money, but there was plenty of love. Terry would tell stories of mayonnaise sandwiches and Yankee dimes, which was a kiss from his mother, when he asked for money.

He was employed by Delano Growers for 25 years until he retired last year.

Terry leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Kathy; children Joe Lee, Shera Fagundes (her husband Tim), Nicole Hampton and Michael Hampton; grandsons Joey Fagundes, Jake Fagundes, Isaiah Lee and Aden Hernandez; granddaughters Sundae Garcia and Summer Moore; three brothers; two sisters; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Terry at Smith's Corner Church of God on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m.


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