Dennis Russell Lee, 72, born July 24, 1944, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, peacefully while surrounded by family. Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Dennis served in the U.S. Army 1967-68 including one year in Vietnam earning a Combat Infantryman Badge with Company B, 1/7 Cavalry. After returning from Vietnam, Dennis met his beloved wife of 47 years, Barbara Ann McGinnis.
Dennis moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 2008 after retiring from Awisco Wire Products in Phoenix, a business started by his father Russel, after working there for almost 40 years.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; daughter, Lorri Franklin and her husband, Deron Franklin of Prescott, Arizona; son, Brian Lee and wife, Melissa Lee of Phoenix; daughter, Jennifer Ring and husband, Stephen Ring of Peoria, Arizona; and sister, Cheryl Lee-Laduron; grandchildren, Justin Lillywhite, Megan Hack, Holli Hack, Joey Franklin, Courtney Franklin, Trevor Lee, Taylor Lee, Skylar Trompeter, Aidan Trompeter; great grandchildren, Brody Baccei, and Colton Baccei. Dogs, Gabby, Buddy, and Rosie.
Dennis loved working on cars and hanging out in his workshop. He was a master of figuring out how things worked and fixing them. He enjoyed taking scenic drives around Arizona and California with Barbara. He was a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Memorial Service will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Prescott National Cemetery, 500 Highway 89 North, Prescott, AZ 86313.
Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted the family with the arrangements.
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