Last Ever Picture of George, Brian and Ann Lee

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My little brother, TSGT. Brian Roger Lee, Sr.
Born October 11, 1947
Died October 31, 2012

Brian passed on Halloween, October 31, 2012.

Brian Roger Lee, Sr. LUBBOCK- Brian Roger Lee, Sr., 1947-2012, was born in Keene, N.H. He is survived by his wife, NilAida Lee and his two children, Brian, Jr. and Kimberly Swindoll. He proudly served the USAF, which brought him to Reese AFB in Lubbock. He also worked for the US Postal Service, and retired from both. He was a kind and caring person who will be greatly missed. Rosary will be Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday November 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St John Neumann Catholic Church with Fr. Gerard Kenney officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park with military honors.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on November 3, 2012

Brian Roger Lee, Sr. passed peacefully in his sleep at the UMC Hospital on Wednesday October 31st after a brief illness.  Brian was born October 11th 1947 in Keene, New Hampshire to Arthur W.H. Lee and Lucille Loretta Helie Lee who preceded him in death as well as his sister, Hettie Marie Lee.  He is survived by his wife NilAida Calzado Lee and his children; Brian R. Lee Jr., Kimberly Ann Swindoll and Kim’s husband Christopher B. Swindoll, an older sister Loretta Ann Lee Dyer of Berwick, Maine; an older brother George A. Lee and his wife Sharon of Roswell, New Mexico; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He joined the United States Air Force in 1968, after tech school at Sheppard AFB he was stationed to Laredo, Texas and then to Reese AFB in Lubbock which then lead his journey to Clark AFB in the Philippines where he met and fell in love with his bride.  After a year of marriage he was over joyed to have his son, Brian Jr.  His travels continued to lead him to Del Rio, Texas where his daughter was born and joined their little family.  A year later the family traveled to Tampa, Florida; while basking in the Florida sun, the family lived there until he retired from the military.  After retirement they moved to Lubbock, Texas where he worked for Lockheed Martin at Reese AFB. 

After the closing of Reese, being the hard worker as he always was, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service; but after a brief period there, he suffered a heart attack and subsequently retired.  While living under retirement, he was able to enjoy time with his beautiful wife, visit his son during his multiple endeavors, and watch his daughter get married.  He was also a huge influence on his son-in-law, who followed his military footsteps in the Air Force.  Brian was a great man, who would help anyone that needed help.   He will be missed dearly.

 Rosary will be Sunday November 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday November 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St John Neumann Catholic Church with Fr. Gerard Kenney officiating, interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park with military honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park,
 5740 West 19th Street, Lubbock TX  79407 (806) 791-6200.

Rosary Service

Sunday, November 04, 2012
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Resthaven Funeral Home
5740 19Th St
Lubbock, TX 79407-2032
Driving Directions

Monday, November 05, 2012
10:00am - 11:00am

St. John Neumann Catholic Church
5802 22Nd St
Lubbock, TX 79407-1721
Driving Directions
November 07, 2012

Brian is a big part of why I have become the person I am today. It is an honor to have been a part of his family. I love you Brian and you will be missed.

~Chris Swindoll, Lubbock, Texas
November 06, 2012

My father. He was a great man, who I will miss dearly. He was a level headed man, who never blew his temper. I remember falling through the ceiling from the house's attic and he never flinched. I also remember running my car into the garage door and he came out to check on me and never blew his cool. I am proud to have most of his traits and will never forget him. I love you dad!

~Brian Lee, Jr., Houston, Texas
November 06, 2012

A tribute to my little brother. I was watching TV the other night when the Roy Rogers Show came on and at the end, Roy and Dale sang their closing song, "Happy Trails to You...". I immediately remembered Brian singing along when we were little boys. I was a Lone Ranger fan and Brian was a Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy fan. And loved singing that song at the top of his lungs. It was great that we had heroes to look up to during our childhood that made Brian into the great person that he was. So I say to you Brian, "Happy Trails to you, 'til we meet again." Love and miss you. Your big brother, George.

~George Lee, Roswell, New Mexico
The members of Greater Lubbock Chapter of Military Officers Association of America salute Brian Roger Lee, Sr. We admire and respect him for his valiant military service for our country.

David Cummins
COL 4th Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army (Memorial Association

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