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Lee Thomas Oxford
August 9, 1959 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Renton, WA — Lee Thomas Oxford, 64, of Renton, passed away peacefully on Sunday Morning, September 10, 2023, at the Valley Medical Center, Renton (Seattle), WA. He was a victim of Pancreatic Cancer.
Born August 9, 1959, at the (Marine Corps Air Station) Cherry Point, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Douglas Ray Oxford, Sr. and Gloria Ruth Wilder of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was also the stepson of the late Ruth Clarice Conrad.
Lee graduated from Frostburg State University and Columbia International University with a M.Div. degree and at a very young age began his missions for Christ. He became a young and dedicated missionary and began traveling to Mexico, Taiwan doing “good works” and spreading the word of God. Lee was a very artistic and creative person of high intelligence. From his youth, he was always “working on a project”. He taught English as a second language in Taiwan and Vietnam. In his final years he spent many years in Ghana on missions. He was declared a tribal chief in certain villages throughout Africa. His main project was to build and provide wells of drinking water for the indigent villages. Lee was also a historian that authored a book and gave lectures on the role of North Carolina in the early parts of the Civil War.
He is survived by his wife Hong Nha Phan (Taiwan, Vietnam) and her two daughters (Shea and Skye). Lee was blessed with three children and numerous grandchildren from a previous marriage. Jesse (Jen) Oxford, Chicago, Alison (Ashley) Kinlaw, Vancouver, and Kyle (Meagan) Oxford, Vancouver. He had numerous grandchildren which he adored, including Macy, Levi, Life Hope and Rhodes. He was preceded in death by two infant grandchildren Judah and Islah. Lee is also survived by his sister, Sue Ann (Doug) Solomon of Avondale, Pennsylvania; and his brother, Douglas (Rebecca) Oxford, Jr. of Oakland, Maryland; and numerous nephews and nieces. He will be deeply missed by his best friends in Christ from around the globe.
Lee was a gift of body donor. He will be cremated and his ashes will be buried .
A graveside Service will be held on, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 11am at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Renton, WA.