MSgt (Ret.) John Earl Lee, USAF, age 83, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Macon, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Funeral Services will be held 9:30 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, with Rev. John Hadley officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m., in the Glenhaven Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, Macon, Rev. Bob Howard & Mike English officiating.
Mr. Lee was a dedicated husband & father; he was a former deacon of Porterfield Baptist Church in Macon and attended Anchor Baptist Church in Grayson. He was a 32 degree Mason & a Shriner. Mr. Lee retired at the 4444th Squadron Langley Air Force Base in 1968 after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Korea & Vietnam & N.A.T.O Headquarters in Oslo, Norway. He also retired from Golden Flake Potato Chip Company. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Ruth Lewis Lee in 2002; 4 brothers, and 1 sister.
He is survived by sons & daughter-in-law: Rick Lee, Brunswick; Malcom & Cathy Lee, Lawrenceville; daughter: Laura Connelly, Lawrenceville; brother & sister-in-law: Charles & Sandra Lee, Hogansville; sisters & brothers-in-law: Annie Ruth & Bob Howard, McDonough; Brenda & Mike English, Thomaston; Helen Sanborn, Winter Park, FL; seven grandchildren: eight great-grandchildren. Flowers accepted or memorials to The American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097, In memory of John Earl & Ruth Lee. The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2012 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, is in charge of arrangements.