Merle Edward Lee, 74, passed away on May 9, 2014, in Youngstown, Ohio, following an illness.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1940, the son of Mable Lee Minor and Carl Edward Lee at Wade, Ohio, in Washington County.
He attended Newport Elementary School and graduated from Newport High School in 1958. He was employed at Rubber Maid Corp. in Wooster, Ohio, and later retired from there.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sue Adams. He is survived by Edith Sunderman and Carlyle "Bucky" Lee of Newport, Ohio, Lou Boley of Dayton, Ohio, and Mary Cameron of St. Louis, Mo.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the families discretion. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, Ohio.