Robert Eugene “Bob” Lee, 77, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning, April 5, 2023, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Born October 30, 1945, in Ellaville, he was a son of the late Jessie Washington and Annie Battle Lee. He grew up with his family in the Ellaville-Americus area and moved to Waycross in 1969 where he met his bride. Mr. Bob, Miss Gracie, and their sons moved to Pierce County in 1983. He was a longtime employee and supervisor of Dixie Roadbuilders, retiring in 2012. He had served with the United States National Guard and was of the Baptist faith.
Following retirement, he found a love of woodworking. He enjoyed making tables, swings and other wood furniture for his family and friends. He loved spending time with his wife and piddling on his Volkswagen Bug with his sons. His grandchildren were the highlight of his days, and he loved going to ball games, school and church performances and anything the kids were involved in. He loved his family to the fullest.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Richard Blankenship, brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Sheila Lee, and brother, Dicky Lee.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gracie Griner Lee, Blackshear; two sons, Kevin Eugene Lee, Blackshear and Joey Lee (wife Alle), Patterson; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn Goodin (husband Bailey), Americus, Austyn Holcombe, Hopeful, Ella Williamson, Chloe Lee, Bentley Lee, Bradley Lee, Logan Kevin Lee, all of Patterson; a great-grandson expected soon, William Goodin; a sister, Becky Phillips, Ellaville; a brother, Henry Lee (wife Kathleen), Fayetteville, NC; a special niece, Emily Byles of Ohio; a special nephew, A.J. Byles of Ohio and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Patterson Baptist Church.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, from the Patterson Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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