MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Lee Wesley Jurney age 67, entered into rest on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the V.A. Medical Center. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Linda Jones Jurney, two sons, Wesley Clapper of Newark, IL and Bob Choate of Grand Junction, CO; one daughter, Rhonda Brockman (Craig) of Earlville, IL; five grandchildren, Faith Clapper, Rosey Clapper, Justin Brockman, Nathan Brockman and Sena Brockman; one brother, Roger Jurney (Linda) of Sandwich, IL; two sisters, Pat Taxis (Bob) of Plano, IL and Judy Severson (Ron) of Newark, IL. Mr. Jurney was a native of Aurora, IL, the son of the late Robert T. and Gladys Akre Jurney. Lee lived most of his life in Martinez, GA, serving as a decorated officer in the U.S. Army as well as a combat helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. He was a lifetime member of the U.S. Army Signal Corp, Officer Candidate School Association and a member of the Viet Nam Helicopter Pilots Association. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Martinez. The family will receive friends Wednesday at Platt's Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Pastor K. C. Stevens officiating. Mr. Jurney will lie-in-state at Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel one hour prior to service. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA 30809, 706-860-6166. Please sign the register book and send condolences at: www.plattsfuneralhome.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-October 2, 2008