Of Perry, formerly of Holt, age 78, passed away February 23, 2023. Lee was born in Angola, Indiana, and graduated from Reading High School in 1963. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps until 1965. He proudly retired from General Motors after 30 years as a Machine Repair Journeyman.
Lee was preceded in death by his mother: Madeline Vernier; father: Clark Phenicie; and brother: Kay Phenicie.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years: Denise; siblings: Ray Phenicie, Arla Phenicie; daughters: Wendi (Todd) Burton, Jennifer Rule, Shannon (Greg) Stearns; sons: Justin (Angie) Phenicie, Ryan (Danielle) Phenicie; granddaughter: Kaitlyn (Brandon) Carrol; grandsons: Rhett (Megan) Burton, Reece (Krista) Burton, Ian Stearns, Austin Stearns; and great-grandson: Levi Burton.
Lee enjoyed spending time with his family, travelling to Mackinaw Island and a good meal. He was a collector of many things, passionate of everything he did and was one-of-a-kind.
His memorial service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Monday, March 6, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Visitation starts at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Lee Phenicie.