Prince Lee Felix Sr. was born to parents Ben L. Felix and Olessie B. Felix on January 28, 1932 in Upton, Texas. The oldest child of eight, he was "A PRINCE OF ALL PRINCES", in their eyes. Baptized at a young age, in Antioch Baptist Church, he remained faithful to his Baptist roots throughout his adult life.
He excelled in sports, especially baseball, track and field throughout school up to graduating from Mary A. Brown High School in 1948.
Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II and rose to the rank of Corporal. After the war, he returned home and married his high school sweetheart Victoria (Vickie) Burleson. They settled in Smithville and raised eight beautiful children, five girls and three boys.
In addition to his parents, Prince was preceded in death by his son Prince Lee Felix Jr. and his granddaughter Timika Gail Nash. His sister Frankie Mae Tolbert, his brothers John Ben (JB), Jimmy John Sr., Harrell and Bobby Ray Felix. Surviving are his sisters Irene Kellough of Weatherford, Texas, Bennie Felix-Preston, and his brother Eugene Felix. Also surviving are his sons Ricky Douglas Felix and his wife Angela of Phoenix, Arizona; Ronnie Darrell Felix and his wife Ginger of Des Moines, Washington. His daughters Linda Faye DeShay of Bastrop, Texas, Sharon Gail Felix-Trice and partner Keith of Signal Hill, California, Felonise (Stacy) Young and her husband Joseph of Valencia, California; Vickie Jeanene Teverbaugh and her husband Dwayne, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Judy Marshall Felix and her partner Mo of Riverside, California, Patricia Lynn (Tierra) Haynes and her husband Gerald of Wilmington, California: Thirteen grandchildren John Alizor, Nicole and Haylie Taylor, Donnisha (Nee) Brown, Danielle and Dwayne (DJ) Teverbangh Jr., Tinisha (Tia) Felix, Brandon Williams, Douglas, Tracey and Carrick Felix, Blayne DeMoss and Malachai Haynes; and a whole host of cousins and many friends who will forever treasure his memory.
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