KANSAS CITY — Tucker Ryan Lee, 24, Emporia, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.
He was born Nov. 19, 1996, in Emporia, the son of Joe and Jodee (Rogers) Lee. He worked at Longbine Auto Plaza while he was in high school, then went to work for the Smith Agency in 2015. He graduated from Emporia State University and was working as an accountant at Wright CPA Group since 2018. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Emporia, and Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. He was also a licensed pilot, having flown his first solo fight on his 16th birthday. One of his favorite things to do was travel with his fiancée, Bri.
Tucker was preceded in death by his father, Joe Lee, and his grandparents, Clancy and Eva Lee and Sue Rogers.
He is survived by his fiancée, Bri Beckman, Emporia; his mother, Jodee Lee, Emporia; his grandfather, Bill Rogers, Emporia; his brother, Taylor Lee, Emporia; his golden retriever, Milo, and cat, Leo; his future in-laws, Mike and Brenda Beckman, Overbrook; his aunt and uncle, Ronna and Gary Hatcher, Strong City; and his cousins, Austin and Jordan Waltz, Emporia, and Kraig Hatcher, Strong City.
Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Kent Happel will be officiating. In honoring Tuckers wishes, part of his cremains will be buried at Union Cemetery next to his dad, and the rest will be scattered by Bri in specific locations. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.
The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucker Lee Scholarship at ESU or the Tucker Lee Everyone Plays Fund and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, KS 66801.
Condolences for the family may be left at RobertsBlue.com.