Robert "Nick" Lea, Jr.

November 9, 1949- July 10, 2017

Robert "Nick" Lea, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Kentwood. He was born November 9, 1949 in Magnolia, MS and was 67 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Watson Lea; four daughters, Stacey Lea Kleinpeter and husband, Steve, Kristi Lea Womack and husband, Scott, Brandy Lea Simeon and husband, Matthew, and Nikki Lea Smith and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah Kleinpeter, Mallory, Derrek, and Slade Womack, Haylea Newman and husband, Jacob, Jace Glass, Megan and Kallie Simeon, and Drake and Erin Smith; great-grandson, Baylor Newman; sister, Shelia Esch and husband, Carroll; brother, Rod Lea and wife, Debbie. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Nick Lea, Sr. and Blanche Dykes Lea; and sister, Sue Hendrickson. Visitation was held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Ernest Graham. Interment East Fork Cemetery, East Fork Community, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

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