Leland "Lee" E. Springer, age 83, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Lee was born July 19, 1931, in Columbia, a son to the late Dale and Gertrude (Grindal) Springer.
Lee received his BS from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
On July 31, 1952, he was united in marriage to Pauline Johndro at the Air Force Base Chapel in Presque Isle, Maine. She preceded him in death on September 13, 2012.
Lee served his country in the United States Air Force.
Lee was a business forms salesman for UARCO Corporation in central Missouri for a number of years.
Lee was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City where he served as a Deacon and Elder. He was a member of the America Legion, United Sportsman's Club and the Jefferson City Lions Club.
He was a fan of Mizzou Sports and hunting quail and pheasants over Brittney Spaniels that he raised.
Lee is survived by: two daughters, Sandra Plassmeyer and her husband Larry of Fairfax, VA, and Rose Lee Nill and her husband George "Skip" of O'Fallon, MO; a son-in-law, Randy Sparks and his wife Jana of Sedalia; one brother, Philip Springer and his wife Dee of College Station, TX; one sister, Betty Jean Hill of the State of Iowa; Ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife of 60 years, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Sparks.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Rob Erickson and Rev. David Henry officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.