Funeral services for Elmer Ray Lee, age 70, of Buffalo, Texas were held at 2 PM, Friday, May 12th at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Bro. Jack Smith, pastor of the Calvary Christian Center (Oakwood), officiated and buriall followed in the Siloam Cemetery off of FM 1618. Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Elmer Ray Lee was born February 10, 1947 in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma to Charles Robert Lee, Sr. and Johnie Snow (Johnson) Lee. He grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma, graduated from Savannah High School and, later, from Eastern Oklahoma College. He served his country in the U.S. Navy but was medically discharged after just a short time because of health issues. He had been living in Leon County for 30 years. His work was as a truck driver. He loved to work with leather and wood. Elmer was a farrier which meant he shoed horses. He was very proud of that skill.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and by a daughter, Kimberly Kay Westfall. He passed away at his residence on May 9, 2017. Surviving family members include his wife, Tina (Gore) Lee of Buffalo; son, Shawn Lee (wife, Dawn) of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Dean Durham (wife, Amanda) of Buffalo; daughter, Michelle (Lee) Reynolds (husband, John Wayne, Jr.) of Austin; brother, Charles Robert Lee, Jr. (wife, Billie Sue) of McAlester, OK; sister, Wanda Sue Furney (husband, Nick) of McAlester, OK; grandchildren, Jennifer Kitchens, Megan Westfall, Lillian “Lily” Reynolds, John Wayne “Jack” Reynolds, III, Billy Dean Durham, Wade Durham, Kelly Durham; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Madelyn and McKenna and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers: Michelle L. Reynolds, John W. Reynolds, Jr., Charles A. Lee, Dwayne LaCour, Tyrone Scott and Dean Durham. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Charles R. Lee, Jr., Nick Furney, Joe Mitchell, McKiever Easterling and Austin Kitchens.