Russell W. Lee Sr.
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Russell “Rusty” Wesley “Pappy” Lee Sr., 75, a resident of Cleveland, born on Nov. 27, 1938, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 7, 2014, at his residence.

He was a follower of Christ and a loving husband, father and brother.

He was of the Church of God faith.

He served his country in the United States Navy and was a retiree of Bowater Corporation with 25 years of service. He loved playing his guitar and bluegrass music. He loved nature, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and sitting on his front porch.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bonnie Clark Lee and Maynard “Cricket” Lee; and son, Alan Hampton.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Gibson Lee; daughter, Beth Lee Hill and husband, Shawn; sons: Russ Lee and wife, Mary, John Lee and wife, Bridgett, Chris Lee and wife, Amy, Brad Hampton and wife, Glenda, and Brandon Lee; grandchildren: Casey Lee, Addy Lee, Ana Lee, Kelsey Lee, Nathan Lee, Stephen Lee, Matilda Lee, Jacob Lee, Elliott Lee, Kaylee Hill, Michael Hill, Caleb Hill, Alexis Hampton, Kaylee Shell, Skylah Shell and the many others who called him “Pappy”; two sisters: Gloria Easley and Connie McKee; one brother, Ronald Lee and wife, Deane; and numerous friends, nieces and nephews.

The service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery with Casey Lee, Nathan Lee, Stephen Lee, Brad Hampton, Shawn Hill, Michael Hill and Jacob Lee serving as pallbearers. Caleb Hill and Elliott Lee will serve as honorary pallbearers. The service will conclude with military honors and a white dove release ceremony.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lee family guest book at