Lyle Wayne Lee, 93, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on February 22, 2023. He was born November 27, 1929 in Michigan City, IN to Robert R. And Jesse O. (Criswell) Lee.
Lyle graduated high school in Michigan City, earned a Bachelor’s in Theology from Baylor University, and earned a Master’s of Divinity from a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He was called to serve the Lord everyday of this life until his death. Lyle served as an American Baptist minister and pastored at: Tea Creek Baptist in Tea Creek, IN, Oregon Baptist in Terre Haute, IN, First Baptist Church, Munster Indiana. First Baptist Church in Marion, IA, First Baptist in Council Bluffs, IA . For his final position of his career he served as Field Counselor for the American Baptist Churches USA World Mission Support headquartered in Des Moines, IA. When Lyle retired and moved to Florida, he worked with the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit board helping retired ministers with their retirement plans and benefits.
Lyle’s strong faith and belief in the Lord was the foundation of his family’s life. He was a role model father, very involved in his children’s activities and sports as they were growing up. In his spare time, he enjoyed Golfing, fishing and spending time outdoors.
He was married to the love of his life, Judith Carol Beck for over 64 years, until her death on August 31, 2020. In addition to Judy, he was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings: Bob Lee, Neil Lee and Nancy Bracken. Survived by his children: Susan Carol Luse (Tom), Robert Ivan Lee, Laurianne Hilmer (Ted), Terri Lee Costello (Dan) and Becky Lee McGee (Tim); 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Services to be held on April 29th at Grace Baptist Church located at 3101 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. Visitation 10-11 a.m. and service at 11: a.m.
In place of flowers or gifts please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Memories of Lyle and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.