Lee Roy Jamison, M Div, transitioned to his eternal reward on Aug 2nd at the age of 95. He is survived by two sons, David (Kathy) of Texas, and Douglas (Deedee)of Danville; three grandchildren, Michael (Amber), Christian, and Anne (Nick); and four great-grandchildren, Rylee, Parker Lee, Jax, and Kade.
After graduating from Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary, Lee was ordained as an elder in the Methodist Church in 1952 and pastored churches in New Castle, Buchanan, Gordonsville, Barboursville, Danville, Salem, Portsmouth, Colonial Heights, Richmond, and Dayton before retiring in Roanoke with his late wife Evelyn, where he lived for 40 more years.
As the husband of Evelyn Webb, he was the last survivor of a generation of thirteen siblings and twelve spouses which began in 1905.
After graduating from Jefferson High School on D-Day, June 6, 1944, Lee began a long association with the U.S. Navy. He proudly served on the USS Lexington, a battleship in the Pacific fleet, as a signalman on deck. He later returned to Officers’ Training School and received a commission as a chaplain in the Naval Reserves, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He loved the Navy and relished his times as a chaplain.
Known for his quick wit, Lee will be missed by family, friends, nurses, and congregants alike. Well done, Dad. We will love you always.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.
A memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church in Salem on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donation be made to The Evelyn Webb Jamison Scholarship. Ferrum College. P.O. Box 1000. Ferrum, VA 24088.
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