Lebanon Reporter


September 11, 2012

William Willis Lee Jr.

— Mr. William Willis Lee Jr., 72, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at home with the love of his life, wife Marcia (Neal) Lee.

William was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Advance, but lived most of his life in Lebanon. He was the son of William H. Lee and Bertha (Land) Hartsock Lee. Both parents are deceased. He attended Lebanon High School.

He worked at the old Jack Pot Factory until he entered the service. He also worked as a welder at Commercial Filters and for H W Hasty Welding at EZ Rake.

William and Marcia were married on Dec. 3, 1966, in New Brunswick; she survives.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Louis Hartsock and Cleo Hartsock; a sister, Edna Suits; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Neal.

Survivors include his wife; sister-in-law, Anna Hartsock of Lebanon; Sue Neal Emmert of Greenville, N.C., Sherry Spurling of West Lafayette, Rex and Pam (Neal) Boone of Kirklin, Kevin and Lisa (Jackson) Neal of Lebanon; and their beloved pets Pumpkin, Buddy and Frannie.

William served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1966, spending most of his time in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

His hobbies included bowling, and he loved to collect things. He was also a NASCAR fan.

Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Russell & Hitch Funeral Home, 223 N. Meridian St., Lebanon. Services and military rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Dave Clayton officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052.

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