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Acy J. Lee, 88, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011, at his home. He was born January 14, 1923, in Elvins, a son of Acy Clayton and Macy Jewell (Tucker) Lee. He attended Elvins Elementary School and was a 1941 graduate of Flat River High School in Flat River. On November 24, 1943, Acy was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Eula Kirchner. The couple has made Jefferson City their home since moving from St. Louis in 1965. Acy served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre and in Europe. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Gunners Mate, Third Class, after three years of service to his country. He worked for the State of Missouri, Division of Employment Security, from 1948 until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1003. Acy is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Eula Lee of the home; one son, John Lee and wife Barb of St. Louis; one daughter, Karen Malin and husband Steve of Owatonna, Minn.; two brothers, Roy Lee and wife Carol of Tyler, Texas, and Don Lee and wife Dorothy of Bonne Terre; five grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Russ Bowder and Rev. Samuel Powell officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Heating and Air Conditioning Fund or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1003. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573)636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com
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