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Lee Roy Freese

08/05/1940 - 10/24/2019

Obituary for Lee Roy Freese

Lee Roy Freese, 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. He was born on August 5, 1940. Lee worked with his father at Freese Dairy. After that, he was an insurance sales rep for many years. Lee was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He was an active member of Knights of Columbus for over 55 years.

Anyone who knew Lee knew that he didn’t know a stranger. He could talk to anybody about anything. He especially loved to talk baseball with people. He had a love for baseball and coached youth baseball teams for many years. He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan. His room was filled with all things Cardinals baseball. Lee loved to play cards and bingo and enjoyed working at the bingo hall. In his free time Lee enjoyed being outside, especially riding on his orange lawnmower with his grandchildren on his lap. If Lee wasn’t outside at home in the yard, you could find him watching his grandchildren play soccer, basketball or whatever the sport season may be. You could always hear him yelling from the stands. He also enjoyed cooking. He made the best ham around the holidays, and his grandchildren loved his hamburgers and fried potatoes. Often times during the day you could find Lee sitting in his recliner with his dog Bandit watching cowboy movies or listening to old country music on Saturday nights. You could find him in his recliner every evening after dinner too, with a big bowl of ice cream.

Lee will be missed greatly by all who knew him, especially his friends and family.

“Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 6 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO.



Celebration of Life

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Friend Lee --- a real Patriot - Love of GOD, Family, and Country.
- Tom Moser
Lee will be missed Work with him and my dad at Fresse Dairy still miss that place. Love to all. David
- David Mittenburg
Lee was my cousin. We enjoyed many summers together when my parents visited Sedalia. My mother and his mother, Florence, were sisters. I remember one time when he visited Connecticut where I lived he helped my dad put a roof on our house. So helpful. RIP Lee. You will be missed. Love, Connie
- Connie Sargent
All of our family miss Lee in a big way. I am Dixie Hammond (Kay's Sister) and my husband, Harry and I always felt that Lee was a Brother, for sure. He was a "one of a kind" fella. He was an avid reader and I saved reading material for him. He enjoyed playing poker and he and Harry could concentrate on the cards in front of them for quite some time. His love for my Sister was deep and unconditional and he liked to please her by helping tend to her flowers. Together, the two of them traveled, worked side by side on their acreage and enjoyed each others' company to the fullest. You go now, Dear Lee ~~ we know you're in Heaven where all the other angels reside. Bye-Bye for now.
- Harry and Dixie
Lee will be greatly missed. Prayers of comfort for all.
- John & Edie Knox
Good bye old friend. You can be with Linda now. I will miss you at mass.
- Carolyn Deuel

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