Earlie E. Lee
Earlie E. Lee, 80, of Green Springs, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky.
He was born March 27, 1937, in Green Springs, the son of Clifford Sr. and Pearl Mae (Whiel) Lee.
Earlie served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Cold War Medal. He married Eleanor Dickman May 25, 1957, at Green Springs United Methodist Church, and she survives.
Earlie worked at Whirlpool Corp. from 1955 until 1999. He was a police officer in Green Springs from 1960 until 1975 and then was appointed and served as police chief from 1975 until 2000. He attended FBI School in Milan, in 1960. He received the Outstanding Service Award for Chief of Police in 2003, the 1984 Citizen of the Year Award for Green Springs and the 2001 Green Springs Hall of Fame Award.
Earlie was a member of the Green Springs Masons and Worthy Patron of Eastern Star (five times). He was a Little League baseball coach for nine years and Boy Scout merit badge counselor. He was a member of Eagles, a life member of American Legion, a life member of VFW and a member of Fraternal Order of Police.
Earlie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor Lee of Green Springs; two children, Robert (Michelle) Lee and Melanie (Brad) Lee, both of Green Springs; four grandchildren, Misti Baumer, Robert Lee II, Jonathan Lee and Zach Stanley; and three great-grandchildren, Travis, Brayden and Gracie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Iva, Sally, Jennie and Ada Mae; and two brothers, Milan and Clifford Jr.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N. Broadway St., Green Springs.
The funeral for Earlie will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the funeral home with Pastor Nancy Hull officiating. Burial will be at Green Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com.