Longtime Oxford resident and retired dentist, Dr. Wallace Lee, died April 3, 2017 following a long illness. He was 87.
Wallace is predeceased by his parents, Wallace Earl (Doc) and Mayme Lee; his sisters, Mary Anne Stafford and Carol Lee. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sue Lee; Daughters Christy Ball (Mike), Cindy Nicolette (Alan), Connie McCrumb (Greg), Cherrie Lijewski (Gary) and Son Craig Lee (Darlene); 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Wally was born and raised in Pontiac, MI. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1948. After high school, Wally attended Alma College and finished his degree at the University of Maryland. He did his military service from 1951 to 1953 where he was trained as a pharmacist. He married the love of his life, Sue Chamberlin in March of 1951. He received his doctorate in Dentistry in 1959 and they returned to Oxford to begin his dental career in Pontiac.
Wally loved to live life to the fullest. He enjoyed skiing, diving, golfing, coin collecting, hunting, fishing, traveling with his family, property development and sporting events of all kinds. He was one of the leading authorities in the field of obsolete paper money for the state of Michigan, and wrote a well-known book on the topic. He was so proud of his five children, and loved to spend time with all of them. But most of all, he loved to spend time with his dear Suzy.
Funeral services will be at Immanuel Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) on Hovey St in Oxford on Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m.. Pastor Liz Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Lynch and Sons Funeral home on Burdick St. in Oxford.