Who is Jimmy Lee?
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I was only 14 years old when my mother contracted Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) and couldn't work. I stopped going to day school and got a job working construction and went to school at night. Up at 4:00 a.m. on site at 5:00 a.m. off at 4:00 p.m. to rush to night school at 5:00 p.m. On the day the construction job ended, I had to get another job and was able to land one at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). I had to stop going to night school to work as many hours as possible to help my mother and siblings. The Dean of boys at Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, IN, turned me in to the draft board for not attending school. This allowed the government to arrest me, and my only options were to go to the army or prison, if I did not sign up. So I joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served in Vietnam. I sent my pay home and received my high school diploma, Associates degree and got accepted at San Diego State University, where I enrolled in business classes and entrepreneurial studies. I took banking and teller courses and received certifications in both. My mother's condition worsened which was the reason I had to return to Indianapolis, IN, where I started to detail cars to make ends meet. I have been detailing for 33 years now and have ventured off to another passion of mine, which is selling clothes in the golf industry. My wife, of 21 years, is my biggest supporter has helped me every step of the way.