Mr. Lee was born June 24, 1958 in Lufkin, Texas to Imogene (Christie) and the late Billy Edward Lee, and died Monday, July 22, 2019 in a local hospital.
Mr. Lee was a life-long resident of the Lufkin area. He was a 32 degree Master Mason of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge #669 A.F. & A.M., a member of the Knights Templar Piney Woods Commandery No. 88 in Lufkin, the Grand Royal Arch Chapter 240, R.A.M., and Chapter 176, R. & S.M., and the Lufkin Noon Lion’s Club. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed shooting pool, and darts and shuffleboard. Billy was well known for his great sense of humor – not just to give someone a quick smile, but more importantly to just lift them up and make their day better. He was a loving husband, son, father, and grandfather and he adored his grandchildren. Mr. Lee was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Lee of Hudson; daughters, Elizabeth Michelle Lee of Denver, Colorado, Carrie Allison Lee of Lufkin and significant other and dear family friend Wade Baker of Louisiana, and Meagan Wheeler and husband Chris of Central; sons, Mitchell Wayne Lee and wife Heatherly of Lufkin and Randal Runnels and wife Alene of Hudson; grandchildren, Braeden and Braelyn of Central and Emory and Evan of Hudson; mother, Imogene Read of Lufkin; brother, Douglas Read of Douglass; sister, Shirley Lee of Humble; stepbrother, Ronnie Read of Lufkin; nephew, Shaun Lee of Austin; longtime friend, Ray Lewis of Hudson; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Edgar F. and Elizabeth (Russell) Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christie; and special friend, Don Traylor.
Bill Lee was a Lions Club member from 1990 – 2019