CALVERT CITY — John Less Dees, 86, of Calvert City died at 3:02 a.m. Sunday at the Lake Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Benton.
He was a retired pipe fitter with B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company and Westlake Polymers of Calvert City. 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 of Calvert City.
He is survived by one daughter, Leslie Jane Gray of Benton; one son, John Christopher Dees of Jasper, Ind.; one brother, Fred Thomas Dees Jr. of Calvert City; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane (Allgood) Dees, and one sister. His parents were Fred Thomas Dees Sr., and Martha (Covington) Dees.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m.Tuesday at Dees Cemetery in Calvert City with Bro. Charles Frazier officiating. Interment is to follow in the Dees Cemetery in Calvert City.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton..
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.