George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Joseph D. Lee

November 22, 1933August 28, 2019

Joseph David Lee (born 11/22/33 in Pathfork, KY) and longtime resident of Jackson, TN died August 28, 2019. A Memorial service will be held on September 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Concordia Lutheran Church in Jackson. The family will receive friends one hour prior until the time of the service.

Joe was a USMC Veteran. Loved his family and his church (Concordia Lutheran). An avid outdoorsman, fall was his favorite time of the year. He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting and played tennis as recently as last year. Joe was a man of integrity... humble and generous. He will be remembered with affection by all who knew him. Joe retired after a career in procurement with Colonial Stores, Republic and Northwest Airlines.

He was preceded in death by his father (George Washington Lee) Mother (Billie Redwine Lee Sammons),Stepfather (C. Floyd Sammons), Stepmother (Allie Brown Lee), Sister (Ann Lee Henderson)

Survived by Wife: Charmaine Robinson Lee, Daughters: Jennifer Lee Smoak (Dana) and Stephanie Lee Oglesby all of Sylvania, GA. Grandchildren: Abbie Smoak Lacienski, Dana “Lee” Smoak, II, Austin Oglesby Brant, Jennifer Nicole Oglesby. Great Grandchildren: Ada and Ivy Lacienski, Eli, Mia and Ezra Smoak, and Rhett Brant. Sisters: Billie Sammons Drake of Martinez, GA, Lois Lee Blair of Lafollette, TN and Brother: Claude Lee also of Lafollette. Also surviving, a host of cousins, nieces and nephews

Special thanks for the tender mercies and care as provided by Home Instead caregivers Betty Mullins and Sarah Rodgers, Alexandria Place Staff and Tennessee Quality Hospice.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, Jackson,TN


  • Concordia Lutheran Church


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 5, 2019


Joseph D. Lee

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Teresa Wilson-Meyer

August 31, 2019

Uncle JD you were always my favorite uncle. We didn’t see each other often but you always made sure that the time we spent together was special. I still remember the yellow owl bank you bought me when you and mom went to Canada . I loved it so much I carried everywhere until it broke. Now my heart is broken again for I will never have the chance to hug my uncle again. I love you so much rest in heaven

Sibyl &Mike Jacobus

August 31, 2019

Joe, knowing you, made each of us a better person. Your standards were high. Rest In Peace,