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Richard Edward Lee, 89, Columbia, KY (1929-2019)

Richard Edward Lee of Columbia passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence. He was 89 years old.

The funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 3pmCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home.

Born on September 30, 1929, in Creelsboro, KY, he was the son of the late Oakley and Decie Johnson Lee. Mr. Lee was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ.

Survivors include:
  • His wife of 69 years, Mary Ellen Mann Lee of Columbia
  • A son, Doug Lee, of Columbia
  • Four grandchildren, Emily Billingsley (Jonathan), Cortney Edwards (Stephen), Lacey Rooks (Eric) and Cameron Lee
  • Six great-grandchildren, Madison & Brenton Billingsley, Caleb, Katie & Maddux Edwards and Macy Rooks
  • A sister, Mary Irene Groce of Columbia
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Gary Dale Lee, a sister Lena Fowler and four brothers Delmer, Arvis, Paul and Herman Lee.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Billingsley, Stephen Edwards, Eric Rooks, Cameron Lee, Caleb Edwards, Brenton Billingsley, Adam Grant and Chuckie Rogers.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Richard Edward Lee, 89, Columbia, KY (1929-2019)

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