No writing or collection of words can adequately describe who Larry Lee was or what his life meant to so many.
Most agree that neither time nor distance can measure the life of a man; that neither fame nor celebrity can define a man; and that neither wealth nor riches can determine a man’s worth.
The true measure of a man, the very depiction of his being, is gauged by his willingness to put others before himself; to devote his life to the service and comfort of others; to spread the word of God to all he encounters; and to leave in his wake, wherever he may go, happiness and love.
In these things, Larry achieved great success.
His life was filled with love and a simple but profound grace that cannot be emulated without true sincerity. That type of grace signifies a peace, with all things, that can only be harbored by those individuals who truly amaze us with their capacity to love and the ease with which we can love them.
Larry was a husband, a father, a son, a brother and a friend; but, he was more than that.
He held a connection to the past...to the way things were and should be.
He cherished his friends, loved his family, treasured a stranger’s insight, and pursued and protected relationships the way that one who truly values life must do.
Larry taught so many of us lessons in life, in humility, in compassion, and in love. He protected us, embraced us, guided us, and encouraged us to be the best that we could be.
In so doing, he left behind a legacy worthy of being passed on and a great many of us to do the passing.
Larry Clark Lee, left his earthly home to spend eternity with his Savior in the morning hours of the 22nd day of February, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a valiant fight with a rare form of bone marrow cancer. Larry was born on December 18, 1951 in Harlan, Kentucky to Bobbie Lee and the late Tommy Lee. Larry is preceded in death by his Father, Tommy Lee; his Father-In-Law, Gurney Luttrell; and his Stepfather, Vernon Thomas. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Jeanne Ann Luttrell Lee; three sons: Jeremy Lee and wife Denise of Harlan, Jonathon Lee and wife Jennifer of Harlan, and Jared Lee and wife Mary Hannah of Knoxville, Tennessee; his grandchildren who were the light of his life: Kevin Thomas and James Grant Lee; Ethan Feldman, Isabella Grace, and Madelyn Clay Lee; and Anabelle Larey and Eden Clark Lee; his Mother, Bobbie Lee Thomas; a Brother, David Lee, of London, England and a Sister, Cathy Lee, of Lexington, Kentucky; his Mother-In-Law, Carolyn Luttrell, and a host of cousins and friends of whom he adored. We will be celebrating his life with a visitation to be held on Thursday, the 27th day of February, at the Harlan Baptist Church from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The funeral will be held on Friday, the 28th day of February, at the Harlan Baptist Church and will commence at 12:00 pm; Dr. John Ditty will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Cemetery. The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Tommy Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Harlan Rotary Club or the National Bone Marrow Registry at BeTheMatch.com or 3001 Broadway St. N.W. Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN. 55413.
Online condolences at www.harlanfuneralhome.com or www.harlanobits.net .
The Harlan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.