BENTON, KY - John Less Dees, 86 of Calvert City, KY passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 3:02 a.m. at the Lake Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Benton, KY.
He was a retired pipefitter with B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company and Westlake Polymers of Calvert City, KY. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the 39th infantry regiment, 9th division of the Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Calvert City, KY.
He is survived by one daughter, Leslie Jane (Dees) Gray and husband Tony Alan Gray of Benton, KY., one son, John Christopher Dees of Jasper, IN., two grandchildren, Lyndsey Marie Gray and Jacob Anthony Gray both of Benton, KY; One brother, Fred Thomas Dees Jr. of Calvert City, KY also survives.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane (Allgood) Dees, and sister, Daisy Martha Pierce. Also preceding in death were his parents, Fred Thomas Dees, Sr., and Martha (Covington) Dees.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Dees Cemetery in Calvert City, KY. Bro. Charles Frazier will officiate. Interment is to follow in the Dees Cemetery, Calvert City, KY.
Friends may visit with the family after 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Calvert City, P.O. Box 366, Calvert City, KY 42029 or to Zion's Cause Baptist Church Building Fund, 1532 U.S. Hwy 68 West, Benton, KY 42025.
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