Tom Lee

Tom Lee, 81, of Marion, IN, and having ties to van Buren, IN, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 12:44 a.m. in his home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Lee graduated from Van Buren High School and was a salesperson/owner for more than 10 years with 18 & 5 Auto Sales, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Grace Community Church.

He was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Marion to Orville and Mary Fisher Lee. He married Bonnie "Darlyn" Strickland on Sept. 19, 1958, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Janet (Brad) Carpenter, of LaFontaine; a son, Jeff (Jody) Lee, of Marion; six grandchildren, Madison Kikendall, Zachary (Morgan) Lee, McKenzie Lee, Tiffany Harrell, Caleb (Lauren) Carpenter and Kylie (Scott) Mercer; and seven great-grandchildren.

Due to the recent regulations mandated by the CDC and the Governor of the State of Indiana, the family will be having private services, with Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will take place at Grant Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

Memorials are to Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford Pike, Marion, IN 46952.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nswcares.com.