Born 10-19-1925 -- Died 12-21-2003
Lehman E. "Lee" Sorrell, 78, of Newton, Kan., died Dec. 21, 2003, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center St. Francis, Wichita, Kan. He was born Oct. 19, 1925, at Myrtle, the son of Alsia and Bessie Reynolds Sorrell. He married Edna Hyde on Sept. 7, 1946, at Myrtle, Mo. They lived in St. Louis, Mo., then moved to Thayer, Mo., before moving to Hosington, Kan. in 1951, where he was employed in the oil fields. The family relocated to Newton, Kan. in 1953, where he worked in sales and route jobs. He worked at America Coach as a cabinet maker, and Hesston Corp as a welder. He was a member of Meridian Baptist Church in Newton. He was retired from Sorrell Pest Control and Tree Trimming.
He was involved in serving his church and greatly enjoyed landscaping and yard work. He enjoyed spending time on building projects around his home. He especially enjoyed being a grandfaher to Courtney and Jake Sorrell and Tabitha, Misty, Caleb and Josiah King. He served his country in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Sorrell of Newton, Kan.; a daughter, Melanie King of Kansas City, Kan., a son, Larry Sorrell of Colorado Springs, Col.; three brothers -- Clifford Sorrell, Fred Sorrell and Thurman Sorrell all of Myrtle, Mo.; and a sister, Lillian Eck of Goltry, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alsia Sorrell; his mother, Bessie Sorrell and a sister, Dora Lela Beisley.
The funeral was Dec. 27 at Meridan Baptist Church with Jerroll Martens and George T. Miller officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kan., with arrangements under the direction of Peterson Funeral Home of Newton, Kan.
Memorials can be made to Meridan Bapist Church where he was a member for more than 35 years.