Son of Trueblood’s namesake dies

By Daily Egyptian staff

Dennis “Lee” Trueblood, Jr., the son of Dennis Lee Trueblood, who Trueblood Hall is named after, died April 3 at the age of 60.

“Lee was raised in Carbondale… and he was a local Southern Illinoisan Paper Route manager,” his obituary reads. “Lee was also a lifetime learner graduating with three different degrees from SIU-Carbondale including a BS in Speech Communications in 1979, an Associates in Computer Information in 1983 and a Master’s in Higher Education in 1996.”

Trueblood became the Residence Hall Director at Arkansas State University from 1996 to 2003 and Director of Residency at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., from 2004 to 2012. He was working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Tulsa, Okla., as a claims examiner and enjoyed his work, according to the obituary.


“Everyone knew Lee as very conscious and caring and one of the kindest and gentlest of God’s souls,” it reads. “His life was celebrated at the Full Counsel Ministries Church, 723 South 3rd Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma on April 11, 2015.”