Franklyn Neal Lee, 76, of Galveston Texas died Sunday, November 1, 2009, at his home. Frank was born January 19, 1933 in Newark, N.J. He was the son of Cameron Morse Lee and Josephine Parke Lee.
He grew up in Baltimore and Westminster, Maryland, before entering the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he traveled extensively both within the United States and abroad, before settling in Galveston. He loved playing cards, was quite the artist and extremely proud of his military background, which included being in charge of educating the prisoners in the brig in Japan. He fell in love with Galveston after he visited an aunt in Houston and ended up staying here to sell real estate down the island in Bermuda Beach. He moved to Nevada where he worked as a cook and returned to Galveston in 1998 and bought a house to retire in the warm island climate. He was seen riding his three-wheeler from 65th to the east end of the seawall until he had bypass surgery. For the last few years, he had been attending St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Stephanie Jo and Frank Pullella, grandchildren Francesco Lee, Savannah Rose, and Mia Rose Pullella all of Laurel Springs, N.J. Siblings H. Berry Lee of Richlands, N.C., Cameron Spangler of Westminster, MD, and Peggy Garber of New Windsor, MD also survive him. He was pre-deceased by a brother Robert C. Lee.
He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his dear friends Joanne and Ralph Valencia. We would like to thank the Hospice Care Team for their care and compassion – especially Evie, Eric, Linda, Robin and Rev. Hampton Mabry.
Services will be at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Houston at a later date. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Team, 1708 Amburn Rd., Suite C, Texas City, TX 77591.