Richard Edward Lee, 89, of Columbia died Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence. Born in Creelsboro, he was the son of the late Oakley and Decie Johnson Lee. Mr. Lee was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ.
His survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Ellen Mann Lee of Columbia; one son, Doug Lee of Columbia; four grandchildren, Emily (Jonathan) Billingsley, Cortney (Stephen) Edwards, Lacey (Eric) Rooks, and Cameron Lee; six great-grandchildren, Madison and Brenton Billingsley, Caleb, Katie and Maddux Edwards, and Macy Rooks; and one sister, Mary Irene Groce of Columbia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gary Dale Lee.
The funeral services will be at 11:00am on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation was on Sunday from 3:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.
Bro. Terry Smith officiated, and the pallbearers were Jonathan Billingsley, Stephen Edwards, Eric Rooks, Cameron Lee, Caleb Edwards, Brenton Billingsley, Adam Grant, and Chuckie Rogers.