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A fun loving, hard working young man who was all boy Brady Ray Lee, the son of Timothy Ray and Melissa Ann Welch Lee, was born on Jan. 9, 1999, in Springfield, and went home to be with the Lord March 25, 2007, at the age of 8.
Brady was a fun loving, hard working young man who was all boy.
His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, driving tractors, and working at the Foxtrotters show. He also loved John Deere tractors, Hemi-powered Dodges and Dukes of Hazard, his favorite TV show which he never missed. Brady had many friends and enjoyed playing outdoors with them.
Survivors include his parents, Tim and Missy, of Ava; his sister Bailey; his maternal grandparents Jerry and Joyce Welch, of Ava; paternal grandparents, Gary and Judy Lee, of Dogwood, and Pete and Jeannie Miller, of Ava. Also surviving are his paternal great-grandparents, Bill Wright, of Ozark, and Joe and Goldie Miller, of Ava, and maternal great-grand¬parents, Neil and Irene Adams, of McClurg.
Other survivors include aunts and uncles including Debbie Petty and Rory Boeddeker, Chad and Crystal Lee, and Larry and Bobbie Miller, all of Ava, Rhonda Via, Dewayne and Karen Ducker and family. Cousins include Emily Petty, Camyrn and Caden Lee, Michael Dale and Dalton Maples, and Candace and Kahli Miller, and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Brady was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sue Welch, maternal great-grandpar¬ents, Virgil and Barbara Welch, paternal great-grandparents, Bob and Fern Lee, and paternal great-grand mother, Lou Lamb.
Services for Brady Ray Lee will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. David Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation was Wednes¬day from 6:30 to 7:30 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.