Lee Stapleton, Jr.

Lee Stapleton, Jr., 66, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 12:30 pm in his home.

Private family services will be conducted. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.

He was born December 16, 1953, in Rolling Fork, MS to the late Lee and Lula (Harrison) Stapleton, Sr. On March 21, 1981, in Michigan City, IN he married Tamara Walker who survives in Michigan City, IN.

Surviving are three daughters, Tiffany Mann of Bloomington, IN, Talea (Milo) Denwiddie of Michigan City, IN and Britney Stapleton of Michigan City, IN; two sons, Tyrone (Amber) Stapleton of Milwaukee, WI and Brandon Stapleton of Michigan City, IN; 12 grandchildren, Brittney, Marqwain, Fantasia, Tyrone, Jr., Tyraysha, Jasmine, Aniyah, Derrick, Jordan, Alani, Alias and Javon. 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bertha McMillan of Chicago, IL, Irene Whisset of Chicago, IL and Queenesther Mack of Michigan City, IN; and four brothers, Johnny (Maureen) Stapleton of Flint, MI, Eddie (Stephanie) Stapleton of Jackson, MS, Ernest (Lanii) Stapleton of Michigan City, IN and Sim Ferrell of Meridian, MS ; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also a father tom many more children other than his own and he loved them dearly. Lee was very close to his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Josephine Ferrell; and brother Douglas Stapleton.

Lee had worked for 30 years total and was a certified welder at New York Blower, IN for 10 years. He graduated from Elston High School and attended some college for computer science. Lee was a U.S. Marine Corps. A veteran of Vietnam and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking. He was a Jack of all trades, nicknamed MacGyver.

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