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Ronald Joe Lee, Sr.

January 26, 1948 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 72)

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Ronald Joe “Ron” Lee, Sr., 72, of Rossville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.  Ron was a 1967 graduate of Lakeview High School and proudly served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.  While serving in the Air Force, he worked as an Air Craft Mechanic and was Honorably Discharged as Staff Sargent in 1971.   Ron went on to work for Tennessee American Water Company for 30 years retiring in 2005 and he was the owner of Kut Rate Tree Service.  Ron had a strong work ethic and was one who would do anything for anybody.  He loved to go hunting and he enjoyed his time fishing in Washington with his brother-in-law.  Ron loved his family dearly and he loved being the ball coach for his sons while growing up.


He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sarah Lee; sister, Betty Crabtree; and brother, Robert E. Lee.


Survivors include his sons, Joey Lee and Michael (Jennifer) Lee; grandchildren, Brittany Summey, Gunner Lee, Lauren Lee, Lindsey Lee, Larsen Lee, and Landry Lee; mother of his sons, Kathy Lee; and several nieces and nephews.


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In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at 1349 W. Peachtree Street NE STE, Atlanta, GA 30309


Due to the current health pandemic, the family will be having a private service with Reverend William Jacques officiating.


Interment will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-8p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.  


May 7, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Funeral Service
May 8, 2020

11:30 AM
Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel
833 Chickamauga Avenue
Rossville, GA 30741

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