Edward Lewis “Cecil” Lee, age 95, of Alma passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 after a short illness. The son of David Lemuel Lee and Euna Jane Gorday Lee, he was born May 7, 1924, in Bacon County. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Jeannine Drummond Lee and later in life his wife Joan Wood Lee; brother Gerald Lee and sister Betty Harper.
Mr. Lee is survived by his children John Lee (Joyce) of Blackshear, GA., David Lee (Kay) of Alma, GA and Linda Sweat (Charles) of Blackshear, GA.; sister Gloria Anderson of Tavares, FL.; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mr. Lee was a deacon and longtime treasurer at First Baptist Church here in Alma, GA. Mr. Lee was a past member and supporter of the VFW and American Legion as well as a longtime director at the Alma Exchange Bank. Mr. Lee was also an Alma City Councilman a number of years ago. Mr. Lee was a World War II veteran having served in the European Theater as a member of the 163rd Engineer Combat Battalion with the U. S. Third Army.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Alma First Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Johnson and Dr. Ron Sweat officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 9 PM.
Active pallbearers will be; Michael Lee, Dave Lee, Andy Lee, Brentz Sweat, John E. Lee, Will Harvey, Bert Williams and Brad Linton. Honorary pallbearers will be; Caregivers: Sandra Peacock, Sue Smith, Lynn Nails, Pam Starling, Dawn Starling and all others in attendance.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.