Walter Edward Lee, Jr. passed away on November 6, 2023, in Hendersonville, TN. He was born on January 25, 1960, in Bristol, VA. Walter was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Walter had a fulfilling career that spanned over several years. He retired from Kroger after dedicating 23 years of his life to the company. Additionally, he worked as a Salesman for Gupton Motors. His dedication and strong work ethic were evident in everything he did.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Walter lived a vibrant and lively life filled with cherished memories. He loved celebrating Halloween as the "Scary House" in Orlinda and spending quality time with his family during barbeques. Walter enjoyed traveling to Panama City Beach and indulging in delicious seafood at his favorite restaurants. Above all else, spending time with his cherished family, especially his favorite daughter, brought him immense joy.
Walter was a man of many interests and hobbies. He had a passion for collecting Stephen King novels and was an avid fan of Case Knives. These interests exemplified his love for stories and craftsmanship.
In addition to his successful career and hobbies, Walter had many accomplishments that made him proud. He served as the Vice Mayor of the City of Orlinda and held the prestigious position of Past Master of Crystal Fountain Masonic Lodge #282. At the time of his passing, he was serving as the Secretary. He was a Master Mason and also held the esteemed 32nd Degree Scottish Rite.
Walter's warm personality left an unforgettable impression on everyone he met. Known for being funny, fun-loving, and light-hearted, he naturally attracted people towards him. Walter had a genuine talent for making others feel welcomed and valued.
Walter is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Lee, his devoted daughter, Alicia (Stephen) Perry, and his mother, Wilma Bryant Lee. He is also survived by his sister Cynthia (Bruce Woliver) Lee, brother Barry Lee, nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. Walter was preceded in death by his father, Walter Edward Lee Sr., his mother-in-law, Mary Russell Gregory, and brother, Terry Dean Lee.
To honor and remember Walter Edward Lee Jr., visitation and funeral services will be held at the Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 4005 Memorial Blvd in Springfield, TN. The visitation will take place on November 8th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Another visitation will be held on November 9th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life service at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Sulpher Springs Cemetery with pallbearers Richard Tanner, Tony Ayers, JW Rogers, Matthew Sneed, Greg Keith, Michael Wilcox, Blake Hester, and Joel Pearson. Honorary pallbearers will be Crystal Fountain Masonic Lodge and Gupton Motors.
Walter's presence will forever be missed, but his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.