Mr. William Leon Lee

April 20, 1935March 11, 2019

Retired Air Force T/SGT William Leon “Buddy” Bill” Lee, age 83, of Godwin Passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019. He was the son of the late Joseph Leon and Maxine Core Lee.

In his 21 years in the Air Force, he served in Communications, Intelligence and Missile.

He was proceeded in death by his loving and wonderful wife of 50 years, Naomi B. (Eddy) Lee; daughter: Bette L. Strickland, Dunn, NC; Stepdaughter: Jennifer Whitney, Buies Creel, NC; stepson: Robert R. Dunn, Lawrence, KS.

He is survived by his Sister: Callie L. Stephenson of Wythel, VA; Daughter: Kimberly Nelson of Godwin, NC; Son: William D. Lee of Padaca, NV; Granddaughters: Crystal Gillis and husband Ron and their son Luke of Godwin, NC, Rene Sosa and her sons, James and Cody of Godwin, NC; Nephews: Michael C. Stephenson and wife Patty of Dublin, VA, Keith Barbour and wife Janice of Angier, NC; niece: Pam Hill of Goldsboro, NC; Very close friend: James Walker of Godwin, NC; Grandstep son: Josh Whitney and wife Amy and their daughter Taylor of Buies Creek, NC; Son-in-law: Donnie Strickland of Dunn, NC.

He was a member of Corinth Free Will Baptist Church of Dunn, NC.

A graveside service to commemorate the life of William Leon Lee will be conducted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Robert Moore officiating.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be expressed at


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  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mr. William Leon Lee

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DavidPam Hawley

March 12, 2019

We miss you Mr. Bill but we are rejoicing knowing you are in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ and your beloved family members. You faith was self evident and we are thankful for your friendship and being a part of our church family. Save a place for those of us who are also believers and who love the Lord. Till we meet again......