He was a retired construction worker. He was a graduate of New Harmony High School in New Harmony, Ind.
On June 18, 1963, he and Phyllis Boatman were united in marriage at Odessa, Texas, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include one son, Robert E. Lee, Jr., of Advance; two daughters, Deborah Coleman of St. Louis and Becky lee of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, Jim Lee of Monahans, Texas, Danny Lee of Advance, Donnie Lee of Advance, and Johnnie Lee of Bell City; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2004, from 5-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Arvil Croy officiating.
Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Bell City.