June 2, 1947 - July 29, 2019
James Wayne ‘Jim’ Lee, age 72, Joplin, passed away at 5:34 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019 at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness.
Jim was born June 2, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life.
Jim worked at Dyno Nobel, Carthage, retiring in 2010. An avid sports fan, Jim favored the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He was a veteran of the United States Army and loved his family and the time he spent with them. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Jim married Deana Smith on March 18, 1983 in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives at the home.
Additional survivors include three sons, Todd Newberry and wife, Shannan, Jeff Lee, Jason Lee; and six grandchildren.
A memorial visitation is planned for Friday from 6-7:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
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