OC LEE OC Lee was born June 25, 1937 in Snow, Okla. He passed away June 13, 2013, in Las Vegas. OC Lee grew up in the Kiamichi Mountains and died of congestive heart failure Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Las Vegas. His occupations varied from a "roughneck" in the oil fields, big rig truck driver, Las Vegas Metro Police Officer
, president of the Police Protective Association, the Nevada Cops Association, vice president of the International Union of Police, Washington, D.C., lobbyist in Carson City for public safety, vice chairman of the Public Employees Retirement System Board, and Nevada State Senator. In 1980, at 42, OC was shot in the head while on patrol. Not wanting to retire, he put all his energy into union work. It was at this time that he and his wife decided to not wait for retirement to travel so they took a month off work each year and traveled the world. He also loved traveling cross-country in his RV. OC is survived by his wife, of 49 years, Georganne; his two sons, Gregory G. Lee of Frenchburg, Ky., and Travis A. Lee of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Althea Humboldt of Wichita, Kan. OC's wish was to be cremated and his ashes to be scattered along Route 66. As he always said "There'll be no slow walkin' and sad singin' when I'm gone." In celebration of his life, he would be pleased if you thought of him on the fourth of July. Wave your flag and watch the fireworks. It will be a reminder of his personality, colorful and volatile as a firecracker. Light a sparkler and think of him. The story of his life will be out in the spring, "Up from the Bootstraps" by Jorjan Jane. In his memory, anyone wishing to donate to a charity may make a contribution in his name to the
, 4445 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103, (702) 367-1366, or Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, 3150 N. Tenaya Ave., Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89128, (702) 796-3133.