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D. Dixon Lee Jr., professor emeritus of Animal and Veterinary Sciences – February 2, 2021

Daniel Dixon Lee Jr., 85, professor emeritus of Animal and Veterinary Sciences on February 2, 2021. Dixon served as chair of the Dairy Science Department, from which he eventually retired. Lee joined the ROTC program at Clemson and went on to enlist in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant. He went on to earn a doctorate from N.C. State. He served as the assistant dean of the School of Agriculture at Southern Illinois University, then later returned to Clemson to serve as chairman of Dairy Science. He was inducted into the S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame in 2012. Lee was a Mason as well as a Shriner. Lee is survived by his wife, Anne; two sons, Dixon III (Kim Noel) and John (Erin); two daughters, Rebecca Matney (Richard) and Sarah Marshall (Jim); six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his siblings, Thaddeus, Robert and Mattie Gay; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 6m at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 616 Quincy Road, Seneca, SC 29678. His full obituary is posted online.