William Peter Lee, 96, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy.
He was born in Leeds, Ala., and was the son of Bertie and Charles Theodore Lee.
He married Ruth Simpson in May of 1938.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Theodore and Bertie; siblings: Charles, Sarah, Caroline and James; son, William; and grandson, William Kent.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Sandra Purper; grandchildren: Robert (Susan) Sturm, Diane, widow of William Kent, John (Karen) Sturm and Elizabeth (Logan) Hurst; and great-grandchildren: John (Vanessa), Michael, Evan, Kaleigh and Matthew Sturm.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Pleasant Forrest Cemetery in Farragut.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lee family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.