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Ex-State Sen. John Ed Lee dies at 86

state capitolBRANDON — Former State Sen. John Ed Lee of Brandon, a businessman who served two terms in the state Senate including four years as chairman of the Highways Committee, has died at the age of 86.

Officials at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon say Lee died Monday. Other details were not released.

Services are at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon with burial in Morton Memorial Gardens.

A Scott County native, Lee was a retired car dealer in Forest.

Lee served in the Senate from 1976-1984 representing Scott and Newton counties. He was defeated in a race for re-election in 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Fay; a son and a daughter; and two grandchildren.

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