Hugh Bertam Lee Jr.
Hugh B. Lee Jr., 94, of Terre Haute died Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, in his residence. He was President of Mineral Resources, Inc. of St. Louis and Terre Haute.
Earlier in his career Hugh was Vice President and head of sales for Maumee Collieries Company of Terre Haute and was head of sales and Chairman of the Executive
Committee for Peabody Coal at St. Louis. He was born July 29, 1917, in Timmons, Ontario, Canada, to Hugh B. Lee, Sr. and Ruth A. Horton Lee.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Eleanor Ray Lee
; a son, Charles B. Lee, Sr. and his wife,
Barbara, of Terre Haute; three daughters, Eleanor Lee Swanke of Culver , IN, Elizabeth Lee Kern and her husband, W. Michael, of West Hartford, CT, and Cathy Lee
Patterson and her husband, Sid, of Middleburg, VA; a sister, Virginia Lee Brierley of St. Paul, MN; a sister-in-law, Edyth Lee of Las Cruces, NM; a brother-in-law, Charles
Ray of West Terre Haute; and eight grandchildren, Eleanor Fox and her husband Frank, Charles B. Lee, Jr. and his wife Gayle, Stephen H. Lee and his wife Jamie,
Amy E. Lee, Jason B. Kern and his wife Lissa, Krissy Mok and her husband Rich, Catharine Andricos and her husband Steve and Jack Stark and his friend Becky. Also
surviving are twelve great-grandchildren, Eleanor Leigh Fox, Julia Lee, Sam Lee, Stephen Lee, Zachary Lee, Taylor Lee, Kendal Lee, Devon Kern, Tai Mok, Peter Mok,
Jason Mok and Olivia Andricos: and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, David Lee.
Hugh was educated at King Classical School, Croft Elementary, Fairbanks Elementary, Sarah Scott Junior High, Wiley High School and received his Bachelorís degree in 1937
from The Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Navy where, as an Ensign, he became the shipping transportation & supply officer for the 7th Fleet at Tsingtao,
China, at the end of World War II. Hugh was a member of Phi Delta Theta, Bellreve Country Club in St. Louis, Country Club of Terre Haute, Maxinkuckee Country Club in
Culver , IN, Keeneland Club in Lexington, KY, The Union League Club of Chicago and Terre Haute Aero Club. He was awarded a Kentucky Colonel and served on the board
of directors of Deaconess Hospital and Goodwill Industries both in St. Louis. Hugh was an avid traveler throughout his life having visited six continents. He also loved to golf
and made 3 holes-in-one including one at St. Andrews, Scotland, and one at Cypress Point Golf Club in Monterey, CA.
There will be no public services or visitation. A private gathering will take place at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home,
605 South 25th St. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Y.M.C.A. of Vigo County, c/o Hugh B. Lee, Jr. Memorial Fund,
951 Dresser Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47807.
Dunn Family Mortuary Inc
Terre Huate Tribune Star - June 20, 2012
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