Lee Alan Witcher of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Town & Country, MO, on February 22, 2014, having reached the age of fifty-one years, four months and sixteen days. Lee was born in St. Louis, MO, on October 6, 1962, son of Clarence Junior Witcher, Sr. and Marilyn Frances Witcher nee Withington. On April 22, 1988 he was united in marriage to Carolyn Kay Johnson nee Patterson and he loved her children as his own.
Lee is survived by his wife, Carolyn Witcher of St. Clair, MO; by his step-children, Robin Webster and husband, Jeff, of St. Louis, MO and Amanda Johnson of Independence, MO; by his brothers, Clarence “Corky” Witcher, Jr. of Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO and Robert Witcher of St. Joseph, MO; by his sisters, Debbie Miller and husband, Butch, of Bourbon, MO, Linda Price and husband, Jimmy, of Sullivan, MO, Lisa Grisbrook of Pacific, MO and Annelle Leassner of Cuba, MO; by his step- grandchildren, Jeremy Greeley and wife, Becky, of Wichita Falls, TX, Zachary Greeley and girlfriend, Brittany, of Independence, MO and Kenya Jackson of Independence, MO; by two step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence, Sr. and Marilyn Witcher; and by one step-son, Joshua Johnson.
During Lee’s working career he was employed as a heating & cooling technician by Belmont Furniture House, St. Clair Steel Furnace and for most of his working career, by B&S Heating and Cooling in Union, MO. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 347 in St. Clair, MO. Lee was a handy man and could do almost anything around the house, even remodeling it. He loved being on the river, working puzzles and was in charge of the family barbeque. He also enjoyed listening to music, especially the group, Alabama and he had even been to five of their concerts. Lee also loved to garden, do yard work and was a huge NASCAR fan, especially a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He had a special affection for his dogs, Meisha, a Malamute/Husky mix, Curly, a Jack Russell Terrier and Sugar, a Labrador/Pitbull mix. What meant most to Lee was time spent with his family. His family held a special place in his heart, as he did in theirs. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will be cherished by them all.
A kind and loving husband, step-father, step-grandfather and great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial services were held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the American Legion Hall, Post 347 in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Linda Aubuchon officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. The family of Lee Witcher entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.