He is survived by his wife, Donna (Free) Lee of Benton, one son, Russell Wayne Lee, wife Johnna Michelle of Brookport, IL, one daughter, Malissa Gail Smothers, husband Jason Wells of Benton; one brother, Tommy Lee of Paducah; two sisters, Joyce Stinnett of Kuttawa, Peggy McMullin of Benton; and five grandchildren, Payton Lee Smothers, Hayden Russell Lee, Dawson Thomas Smothers, Talon Wayne Smothers, and Jackson Allen Lee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood Lee and Norma (Fritz) Lee; and brother, Richard Lee.
Funeral services wereheld Sunday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Chapel, Benton. Bro. Rick D. Miller, Bro. Joe Thorn, and Bro. Kyle Reeder officiated.
Interment followed the service in the Briensburg Cemetery, Benton.