Lester Lee Wesley Cartee of Harrisonville, Missouri was born March 14, 1933 the son of Louis and Ruth Jean (Patton) Cartee in Marshall, Missouri. He departed this life on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Lester was employed as a boat captain and a member of the Central Operators Local Union #101 and International Union of Operating Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri. He loved to hunt, fish and travel in his motor home. Lester enjoyed reading and history. He was a very hard worker, was known as an “ornery old cuss” and was very blunt.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Cartee on December 17, 2010; two sons, Larry Wayne Cartee on November 13, 1995 and Barry Cartee on May 9, 1958; a brother, Billy Wayne Cartee and a sister, Nita Jean Chilton.
Lester is survived by a son, Gary Lee Cartee and wife Viola, Lowry City, Missouri; three daughters, Ruby Karen Graves and Kelly Wray and husband Bob all of Harrisonville, Missouri, Tammy Welge and husband Ray, Emporia, Kansas; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; other relatives and friends.
Cremation. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Ascend Hospice.