Curtis Lee, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 26, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born in Shreveport, LA, on March 15, 1935. He was a proud graduate of Queen City High School in Atlanta, TX.

In the late 1950’s, Curtis came to the Golden Triangle area and went to work at Texaco Research. He then became a well- known small business owner in Bridge City, opening Lee’s Texaco Service Station and The Dip-O Drive-In Restaurant and numerous other businesses, throughout his long career. He was a longtime member of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sabine Aeirie #2523, and was active in many civic organizations.

He was an avid University of Texas Longhorns fan and loved watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and participating in other extracurricular activities. On any given sunny day, Curtis could be found on one of many of the local golf courses, enjoying his favorite pastime.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Lee and Tressie Lee Bowen.

He is survived by his greatest love of 14 years, Emma Prince of Bridge City; son, Keith Lee of Bridge City, son, Jay Lee of Livingston, son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Barbara Lee of Corinth, TX; and daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Doug Tadlock of Baytown; grandchildren, Keith Lee, Jr., KeiLea Lee, Jeremy Lee, Anthony Lee, Andrew Lee, Jenna Lee, Haley Tadlock and Logan Tadlock; seven great-grandchildren, in-laws and numerous friends.

His family will receive friends at Grammier- Oberle Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

Serving as pallbearers will be: David Abrego, Vincent Abrego, Murphy DeMarcay, Dale Dugas, Luke English, Tommy Fontenot, Bert Miller, and Kirk Roccaforte.

Honorary pallbearers are: Keith Lee, Jr., Jeremy Lee, Anthony Lee, Andrew Lee, Hunter Fontenot, and Logan Tadlock.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, Port Arthur, Texas.

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