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 Warren Ford Lee

Warren Ford Lee, age 73, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He was born August 25, 1941 in Harriston, Ontario, Canada, eldest child to the late Ford and Phyllis Lee. Dr. Lee received a BSA from the Ontario Agricultural College/University of Guelph in 1963 and a MS from the University of Illinois in 1967; he received a PhD from Michigan State University in 1970. He served on The Ohio State University faculty for 33 years, specializing in agricultural finance. He retired in 2003 and then continued to serve as Director of the OSU Income Tax Schools program through June 30, 2012. He jointly authored the text book Agricultural Finance. Warren was a member of First Community Church, an avid Buckeye fan, and a Columbus Blue Jackets fan. He enjoyed country music and wood-working. Warren is remembered for his practicality, soft-spoken manner and subtle sense of humor that he inherited from his father. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he always made time for his family who will miss him so much. Warren is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Lee; daughters, Janet (Todd) Fisher, Nancy (Stanley) Yorke and Michelle (Michael Kubayanda) Lee; grandchildren, Evan, Benjamin, Nathan and Sam; and sisters, Carol (Allen) Nichols and Donna (Arden) Mick. Family received friends Saturday, February 21, 2015 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. Donations in Warren's memory may be made to The James Comprehensive Cancer Center (Fund #302024) or OhioHealth Hospice-Kobacker House. Visit to share memories or condolences.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 19, 2015 - See more at: