David Michael Lee was born in Kissimmee, Fla. on Nov. 20, 1947, the son of Francis Oliver and Mary Louise (Blackwell) Lee. He graduated from Russell High School in East Point, Ga., and enlisted in the United States Air Force on Nov. 12, 1969 in Atlanta, Ga.
David served overseas during the Vietnam War in West Germany and Vietnam as a medic. He served in a military hospital and flew with the medevac choppers until earning his honorable discharge on June 1, 1973 having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the war, David made his home in Atlanta, Ga., Panama City, Fla. and Nashville, Tenn. He drove an over- the- road truck and charter buses. David drove buses for many bands and tour groups throughout the years.
David would later move to Marcus, and drove over- the- road for Van Wyk Trucking. He also trucked milk from local dairy farms to Omaha, Neb. His health would force him to stop trucking though during his remission from cancer he operated a bus for the Siouxland Regional Transit System.
David attended Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus and First Church of Christ in Cherokee. He was past commander of the Treptow American Legion Post #230 in Cherokee, and also the vice president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #888.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen Tere Lee of Remsen; his mother, Mary Louise Blackwell of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Sandra Ann Keen of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, William Maloy Coulter Sr. and his wife Gail of Miami, Fla. ;and two nephews, William Maloy Coulter Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla. and Wesley Russano and his wife Marisa of Miami, Fla.