Lee J. "Slatz" Waugamon, Sr.1936-2013
Funeral service for Lee J. "Slatz" Waugamon, Sr., age 76 of Princeton, will be Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home. Rev. Jon Olinger will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery on Feb 25, 2013. The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home.
Mr. Waugamon passed away on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at Perry Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov 01, 1936 in Conway, Arkansas to Odes C. and Lilly J. (Sisson) Waugamon. He graduated from Bigelow High School in Bigelow, Arkansas. He married Constance "Connie" Jefferson on July 30, 1955 in Putman, IL. She died in 2008. Lee worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1998. After retiring he was a greeter at Walmart and drove cars for Browning Ford. Lee was a lifelong Mason, member of IBEW and the Moose Lodge. He was the former mayor of Bureau, involved with the Bureau Fire Department, and was a Democratic Precinct Committeeman. Lee also enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and trapping.
Lee is survived by his children:Lee (Vivian) Waugamon, Jr. of PrincetonDale (Paula) Waugamon of PrincetonPeggy (Tim) Shipp of Bureauand Jeff (Leslie) Waugamon of SeatonvilleAlso surviving are grandchildren:Lee (Ginger) Waugamon IIIJill WaugamonAbby WaugamonJared WaugamonTiffany ShippSamantha (Marc) Philhowerand great-grandchildrenColton, Connor, McKenzie and Van.surviving as well is a special friend Virginia Smith.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Cancer Care Clinic at Perry Memorial Hospital.