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Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave, Visalia, CA

OBITUARY

Lee David McClatchey

December 8, 1939November 6, 2019

Lee David McClatchey, 79, of Visalia, California, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2019, at his home and in the loving care of his family. Lee was born on December 8, 1939, in Watonga, Oklahoma to Ola and Raleigh McClatchey. He attended Visalia High School, but shortly into his 10th year, he stopped attending school and obtained a job with the California Railroad. While on the railroad, he traveled across California and was away from his loving wife and child for extended periods of time. In 1959 he decided to begin a career in the construction field and in 1965 he opened his very own paving company, Lee’s Paving Inc. As an eager new business owner, Lee also opened San Juan Asphalt Company and three different rock crushing operations. Lee’s Paving Inc. quickly became a well-known construction company and Lee remained active in his business until a few months prior to his passing. Lee enjoyed working, playing golf, watching Dodger’s baseball, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy McClatchey; his daughter, Cindy Carrell and his son-in-law, Russell Carrell; his daughter, Lindi McClatchey; his grandchildren, Chelsea and Mike McCarthy, Tina and Joe Rice, Adam Marquez, and Jordan McClatchey; his four great grandchildren; his sister, Euthene Snell; and his brothers, Stanley and Menard McClatchey. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA. A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Visalia First Assembly of God Church on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Visalia Public Cemetery District. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA. (559) 732-8371.

  • FAMILY

  • Lee is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy McClatchey; his daughter, Cindy Carrell and his son-in-law, Russell Carrell; his daughter, Lindi McClatchey; his grandchildren, Chelsea and Mike McCarthy, Tina and Joe Rice, Adam Marquez, and Jordan McClatchey; his four great grandchildren; his sister, Euthene Snell; and his brothers, Stanley and Menard McClatchey
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Russ Carrell
  • Joe Rice
  • Gary Castro
  • Mike McCarthy
  • Jordan McClatchey
  • Adam Marquez
  • Dennis Myers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phil Green, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul DeBuck, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Rodriguez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Oman Pounds, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bob Biggs, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

15 November

Celebration of Life

10:00 am

Visalia First Assembly of God

3737 S. Akers Street
Visalia, California

15 November

Interment

Visalia Public Cemetery District

1300 West Goshen Avenue
Visalia, California

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Vsiitation Thursday, November 14, 2019

Memories

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Cary Cruz

November 13, 2019

Known Lee ever since I started in Construction. From the Caltrans side, it was a pleasure working with Lee, as the adversarial role was not between Lee and Caltrans, but Lee's Paving working with Caltrans verses the project itself. Whatever the job through at us, we worked together to get the project done. I will miss working with Lee and his enthusiasm for getting the job done.

Brenda Felder

November 13, 2019

I've worked with and known Lee for over 20 years.
He was a hard-working, honest man with an infectious smile and warm heart.
He will be missed.

Lee will forever be a part of VISALIA CONSTRUCTION

Shelley Maggard

November 13, 2019

"Round About King of the San Joaquin" was always a pleasure to work with. His optimistic attitude has been and will always be an inspiration to me.

Operating Engineers Local Union No 3

November 12, 2019

Condolences to the family and friends who knew Lee best. We appreciated Lee, and all the support he gave to Local 3 and its members. Rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY