Parmer Ernest Lee
The morning of January 5th found us enveloped in a heavy fog and in that fog lurked death. Another dear friend, Parmer Ernest Lee, passed away.
He was riding with Leo Walton when their car met in a head-on collision on the Al Khobar road enroute to the Dhahran Airport, before 7a.m. Parmer was to fly to Ras Tanura on business.
The news of the accident reached us as we were starting the day's work. It shocked us. We could not believe it. Only the evening before, Parmer sat with a friend reading scripture from a Bible his Mother recently sent him.
Parmer Lee was born on October 24, 1905 in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Lee. Parmer had seen previous foreign service on the Cariol-Project and with the Bahrain Petroleum Company Ltd., on Bahrein Island.
Memorial Services were held in the Dhahran Auditorium on Sunday, January 5th at 2:30 p.m. The funeral address was read by John Rafferty. Mrs. Charles Homewood, soloist.
Interment was at 3:30 p.m. in the Dhahran Cemetery. John Rafferty performed the burial service at the graveside.
The Pallbearers were: C.G. Bailey- Paul Mandaville- Malcolm Parker- John McPhilimy- Mervyn G. Shippey- Doc Teague- Emory Wright-and Robert Zummalt.