Thomas R. Lee, age 70 of Lima, died at 4:40 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2011 in Triumph Hospital, Lima. He was born December 12, 1940 in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Harry D. and Henrietta Clement Lee. Both parents are deceased.
Mr. Lee had been an officer with the Lima Police Department and the State Correctional Institute. He graduated from Lima Senior High School. Tom was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, V.F.W. Auxiliary chapter 1275 of Lima; the National Riffle Association; the Patriot Guard, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the chained Eagles Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include a son Darwin Thomas (Jane Ann) Lee of Lima; a daughter Christina S. Rinderle of Cincinnati, Ohio; 5 grandchildren – Kyle Lee, Katy Lee, Crystal Lee, Christina Lee, and Nicole Rinderle; 3 sisters – Cindy (Timothy) Parker of Lima; Barbara Temple of Indianapolis, IN; and Anita (John) Burns.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.