February 17, 1942 - December 13, 2017
James Archie Lee (Jimmy Lee), 75 of Peoria passed away at 7:41 pm Wednesday, December 13th at Kindred hospital in Peoria after a long illness. James was born on February 17, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee to Archie Guy Walker and Jeanette Lee who both preceded him in death. After an honorable discharge from the United States Army, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University, June 1969. He moved to Peoria in 1970 with his then wife Oriant S. Howard. They together had 3 children, James Jr, Jeannetta Sims (Melvin), Tracey Ayeni (Akeem). The couple later divorced and he married Joyce Jackson who had a daughter JoAnn Powell (Orlanda). Together they had LaToya Lee (Calvin). Not only will he be missed by his wife Joyce and children, but also by his nine grandchildren: Derek, Miryea,Victoria, Natalie, Rasak, Elijah, Amari, Jamisen and Kamryn and one great granddaughter Skylar. Jimmy Lee came to Peoria and started working for 3M. He later had his own business J&L Auto Supply. He last worked for Cilco and retired in 2004. His family was the highlight of his life, he often spent time in later years traveling and visiting with them. His passion for golf led him to meet and make lifelong friends. He even scored a whole in one. His family gives sincere thanks to the many friends and kind people who helped, supported and loved Jimmy Lee over so many years. His funeral service will be at 11 am Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church with visitation commencing one hour prior.
James Archie Lee (Jimmy Lee), 75 of Peoria passed away at 7:41 pm Wednesday, December 13th at Kindred hospital in Peoria after a long illness. James was born on February 17, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee to Archie Guy Walker and Jeanette Lee... View Obituary & Service Information
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