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Obituary-Clarence Alexander Lee, Jr.

Mr. Lee with son Tony, wife Jean and daughter Jeannie

at the 1995 Gold Cup Regional

Clarence Alexander “Tony” Lee Jr., 82, of Jasper, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Ridgeview Health Services. He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II. A graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in civil engineering, Lee was a prominent businessman in Jasper beginning with the family-owned Marigold Coal Company and later owner of Walker Industrial Supply Company (WISCO). He also served on the board of trustees for Walker College as well as First Federal Savings & Loan for many years. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Jasper.


The Lee family has bred, owned and shown champion Morgans for many years from their Shingle Branch Farm. They have bred and owned numerous prominent horses in the Morgan breed, including Queens Vanity Flair, Liberation Starbrite, Granada’s Omen, Saralin’s Commandant, UC Top Brass, Triton Royal Dawn, Funquest Altair, French Design, Futurity’s Caveat, Robert E. Lee, Airegantlee, Aristrocraticallee and the young breeding stallion Astronomicallee.


Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Mathews Lee of Jasper; daughters, Jeannie Lee and Claire Lee, both of Jasper; son, C.A. “Tony” Lee III of Birmingham; grandson, Dylan Lee Edgil of Jasper; granddaughters, Alex Alexandria Edgil and Anna Alexandria Redmill of Jasper; and great-grandchildren, Autumn and Lilli Thornton, both of Jasper.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to John Croyle’s Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507, Springville, Ala., 35146, 205-467-6226,

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