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George Daniel Lee

2020-02-24

Mr. George (Dan) Lee, age 80, of Yulee, Florida, passed away on Sunday morning, February 23, 2020, at his home. Born in Fernandina Beach, Florida, he was one of five children born to the late Grover and Maxine Lee. Dan graduated from Yulee High School and then joined the United States Air Force. On February 25, 1960, he married Barbara (Bobbie) Travers from Horseheads, New York. During his time in the Air Force, the family moved to numerous places, which include Turkey, the Philippines, and several locations within the United States. Once he retired from the Air Force, Dan and his family returned to Fernandina Beach, where he started his second career with the Nassau County Sheriff�s Office. Dan later transferred to the Jacksonville Port Authority, where he retired from law enforcement. In 1995, his wife Bobbie passed away. Dan later married Sybil Vonnoh, of Yulee, Florida, in March 2000. Throughout his life, Dan loved horses and managed to always have at least one in most places that he lived. Once he retired, he started competing with his horses in Reining Competitions.

Dan was a longtime member of Yulee Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon Emeritus.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bobbie; his second wife, Sybil; his brothers, Vernon and Billy Joe; and his sister, Shirley.

Dan leaves behind his brother, James (Buck) Lee (Carlita); children, Gail Green (Harry) Yulee, Florida; Michelle Springer (John), Yulee, Florida; Alicia Lee, Roswell, Georgia; and William Lee; as well as 14 grandchildren, to include: Luke Thomas, Amanda Thomas, Joshua Thomas, Amanda Springer, Cameron Springer, Kathryn Springer, Brandon Arnold, Stacy Arnold, Harry Green III, Cierra Crews, Amy Staudenmaier, Beth Lee, Tia Lee and Dallas Lee. He also leaves behind 16 great-grandchildren; two nephews, Cameron and Hank Lee, which he was very close to; and several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 28, 2020, from 5:00-7:00pm at Oxley Heard.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 2:00pm, at Yulee Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Sides officiating.

He will be laid to rest beside his wife at Hughes Cemetery.

Memories

KAREN PRICE February 25, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, Uncle Danny.

MICHAEL, JESSICA, CAMERON JR, JAIDENCE, ALEXANDER AND MELODY February 25, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Papa Buck & Maymaw Carlita and Aunt Gail.

OFFICER MARIA RAYBURN, JAAPD February 27, 2020
Dan Lee was my Sgt. when he was at the JAAPD. He was a great guy and a Godly man. Thanks for the years of sound advice Dan. You will be missed �Sport�. RIP

ALAN JONES February 27, 2020
I worked with Dan at JAX airport during his career there and ha was always a pleasure to work with! He is one of the greatest individual that I have every known in my life and was happy to have known him. Living in Yulee, I had the chance of running into him and talking to him about the time spent at the airport, his love of horses and how he was doing. He made a definite impression on my life and missed by many!

J.E LOWE March 3, 2020
This man was like my Father. He molded me into the Officer and man I became, and for that I am greatful God Bless you Dan George (Dan) Lee.

BEN MCCORKEL March 4, 2020
Gail, Buck and Carlita, I am so sorry to hear of Dan�s passing. He was a good man and friend.