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Lee Abary Fanner
February 12, 1934 – September 13, 2021
Lee Fanner Funeral
Lee Abary Fanner, 87, transitioned to his heavenly home on September 13, 2021. He was born to the late Nelson & Meonette Fanner in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Galveston Ball High in 1952. Shortly after graduating, the Fanner family moved and settled in Anahuac, Texas where he helped them with the family store, Fanner’s Grocery. In 1969, he signed up to become a U.S. Merchant Mariner where he often told stories of how he cooked delicious meals for his fellow seamen. He later ventured into the world of entrepreneurship. He was a well-known club owner of Club Lakeview in Anahuac. Lee also was a Rancher of Saul Island, where he overseen cattle in Double Bayou, Texas. With a passion for antiques, Lee’s Trading Post was established, where he collected and sold many antiques and goods. His favorite pastime included studying the bible and writing what he called his “instructions from God”; reading the newspaper; scrapbooking historical events from articles in magazines and newspapers; friendly political debates; and most of all playing, dancing, and entertaining his grandchildren.
Lee married Clara Davis February 24, 1978. That union brought together two families that continues to be one family to this day. He is preceded in death by his parents Nelson and Meonette Fanner. Brother: Nelson Fanner, Jr. Nephew: Nelson Fanner, III and Clara Davis. Morning his departure and cherishing his memories are children: Deloris Dixon of Baytown, Clifton (Sharon) Webster of Houston, Richard & Linda Smith of Anahuac. Niece: Dr. Constance Harris-Russell (Ronald) of Houston. Great nephew: James Harris of Houston. Grandchildren: Shalanda Skinner of Baytown, Tameshia Dixon of Baytown, Gerald Dixon of Houston, Jimmie Wright of Anahuac, Darlene Wright of Anahuac, Karim Wright (Keesha) of Copperas Cove, Richard Smith, Jr. (Amanda) of Anahuac, Clifton Webster, Jr. (Kia) of Houston, Derrick Webster (Toya) of Houston, Ashley Day (Matt) of Houston, Leslie Webster-Berry (Brandon) of Houston, along with a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.