George J. Lex Jr., 62, a retired special agent with the FBI who became a real estate salesman with the House of Brokers Real Estate Corp. in Springfield, died of cancer June 18 at his home in Burke.
Mr. Lex was born in Norfolk. He graduated from The College of William and Mary. During World War II, he was a pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Independence in the Pacific.
After the war, he joined the FBI and worked as a special agent in Albany, N.Y., and Louisville. He transferred to Washington in 1954. He was a career counselor for new special agents and served on the FBI inspection staff before retiring in 1978. For the past seven years, he had worked for the House of Brokers, where he was a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club.
Mr. Lex was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He also was a founding member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, where he had been a cantor and a member of the building committee.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mazie, of Burke; a daughter, Deborah L. Sheehan of Burke; three sons, George J. (Chip) III, of Springfield, Timothy A., of Burke, and Thomas J., of Fairfax; his mother, Nannie B. Lex of Newport News; a brother, Joseph T. (Buddy), of Norfolk; a sister, Mary Lou Hilling of Hampton, and four grandchildren.