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Lee Olen Sechrist

December 22, 1939 — December 8, 2023

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Lee Olen Sechrist

Born to John Albert Sechrist and Minnie Belle McKnight Sechrist on December 22, 1939, in Stephenville (Erath County), Texas, and passed away on December 8, 2023, at the age of 83.

The funeral service will be Wednesday December 13th, 2pm, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home and interment will be at Waxahachie City Cemetery in Waxahachie, Texas.

Lee was the oldest of 8 children, he had 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Linnie Middleton (husband, Carl), Wanda “Murline” Moss (deceased), James Sechrist (wife, Wanda),K enneth Sechrist (deceased), Doug Sechrist (wife, Kathy), Bruce Sechrist (deceased) and Jimmy Sechrist (wife, Jackie).

Lee married Deleita Raye Merrell on October 23, 1957, in Greenville, Texas and together they had 3 children.

Lee was preceded in death by both his parents John and Minne Belle Sechrist.

Lee is survived by his wife of 66 years and their children all of Waxahachie:  Gregory Lynn Sechrist and wife Regina, Sandra Renae Sanders and husband Jeffrey; Tammy Michelle Jerpi and husband Kevin. 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Lee started working at the early age of 9 at a gas station in Dallas.  He earned and worked his way into the corporate world as an appliance, water heater and plumbing salesman then sales manager/representative for the Stewart Company, distributors for Amana, KitchenAid, and Speed Queen appliances. Lee later was employed by H.F. Woods and Associates in the same position representing State, and Rheem Water Heaters. His last employer was Hajoca Corporation. Lee was considered an expert in his field. He traveled extensively during his career training others in the field of appliance repair and later plumbing. A customer could call him with an issue they could not resolve, and he could tell them exactly what the issue was and what part was needed without even needing to look at any parts or service literature.

Lee and Deleita started their own family business called Metroplex Appliance Service with their son, Greg, making service calls as the technician.  As Deleita likes to say, Lee could sell the Brooklyn Bridge to the people living in the Mojave Desert.  Lee worked every day until the young age of 81, when he was forced into retirement due to health issues.

Lee is a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Texas.  His local lodge, George B. Dealey #1312 A.F. & A.M. merged with Oak Cliff #705, as it is known today.  Lee loved what Freemasonry stood for and the causes they supported.  He was proud to be a member of this brotherhood fraternity. Lee’s hobbies included golfing, fishing, and collecting coin sets. He also enjoyed reading the newspaper from cover to cover and history. He loved bologna sandwiches, radishes in his salads, and Mexican Food.  His favorite restaurant is Tupinamba in Dallas.  In Fact, Tupinamba was one of Lee and Deleita’s first dates.

Lee’s most important goal in life was to provide for his family in all facets and pave the way for Deleita to be at home to raise their children.

We would like to give a special Thank You to Pam Beaird who assisted Dad daily.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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