Standing and fighting with grace and dignity in his battle with cancer, Roland Bruce Lee Jr., 57, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Houston.

Funeral services under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche will be held at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with graveside services following in the Clairette Cemetery in Erath County. Harold Roan and Harold Higginbotham will officiate. There will be no set time for family visitation.

Roland was born May 23, 1955, in Denver City, Texas, the son of Roland Bruce Sr. and Patsy (Meador) Lee. He attended and graduated high school in McCamey, Texas, where he discovered a love and talent for woodworking. After graduation, Roland attended Texas Tech University and what is now called Texas State University. After college, he started his 35-year career with Shell Pipeline, and the last 10 of those years he was Project Coordinator. He had planned to spend retirement in Comanche County. In 1978, Roland got his pilotís license at Abilene Regional Airport, and from there on pursued his love of flying, creating an aerial photography business, Flite Foto. Roland loved Colorado and the Pacific Coast, especially the Redwoods. His second home was Australia and whilst there, he was certified to fly in that country.

Roland was an amazing person and he had knowledge in many fields, and many friends in many places. Roland was married to Melodee Roan on a leap year, Feb. 29, 2004 at Enchanted Rock on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Texas, appropriate for their love for one another thus remained enchanted.

Roland is loved and missed by his family, his wife; Melodee; mother, Pat Lee; sister, Donna Gage; son, Roland Bruce Lee III; daughters, Melissa Wilks and Amanda Watts; nephew, Travis Gage; grandson, Jonathan Wilks; and loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Bruce Lee Sr.

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