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Obituary

Fort Sill National Cemetery
Elgin, Comanche County, Oklahoma




Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


© Whitt Funeral Services
(permission granted)


Lee Thermon Jennings

February 25, 1927 ~ May 12, 2018

Lee Thermon Jennings was born February 25, 1927, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, to Vernon and Verda (Wade) Jennings. He passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Duncan, at the age of 91.
A memorial service is scheduled at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin on Tuesday, May 29, at 11:00 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Lee attended Lawton public schools. He joined the US Army in 1945 and completed his enlistment in 1951. He then enlisted in the US Air Force in 1952 and retired in 1967. He faithfully served the United States during three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After his retirement he married Carol Burgess. They ran an RV park in Joshua Tree, California. He and Carol loved living there and also in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He enjoyed working on his cars, especially old Chrysler cars, traveling, and visiting his family.
Lee is survived by his brother, Daniel Jennings; sisters-in-law, Joy Burk and Darlene Jennings; daughter-in-law, Lyla McHenry; nieces and nephews, Melinda Denman, Steve Jennings, Scott Jennings, Carla Sanelma, Candice Scareale, Kristie Anderson, Rebecca Robins, Jimmie Jennings, Laura Harget, Robert Novotny, Deborah Jennings, Beverly McClure, Adonica Jennings, David Jennings, Jason Jennings, and Jessica Jennings; many cousins; and his dogs, Cristy and Fancy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; son, Joe McHenry; parents, Vernon and Verda Jennings; sisters, Florene Jennings, Lorene Jennings, Bobbi Biggs, and Virginia Dexter; brothers, Murriel Jennings, Donald Jennings, and Jimmie Jennings; sister-in-law, Daphene Jennings; nephews, Larry Jennings and Mark Jennings; and his beloved dogs, Carol Lee and Princess.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lee's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by phone at 1-800-805-5858.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.



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