Roy Elmer Lee

April 22, 1925November 15, 2018

Roy E. Lee, 93, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Roy Lee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Luke Stanford Lee and Georgia McCarter Lee. Roy was one of nine children. He was raised in the community of Hardin Valley. He was a WWII veteran. He joined the army at the age of eighteen and became a member of the 713 Flame Thrower Battalion. He was awarded the Victory Medal Army of Occupation of Japan Asiatic Pacific Theater. During his service in the Korean War he became a member of the 745 Tank Battalion. It was at that time he was promoted to First Sergeant in the Service Company. Upon his discharge from the army he returned to his former employer The Atomic Energy Corporation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His primary assignment was at the X-10 facility. He remained employed there for forty-three and one half years until he retired in 1987. Roy Lee has been a member of West End Church of Christ for 54 years.

Preceded in death by brothers Oliver Lee, Robert Lee, and Charles Lee, sisters Sarah Lee Dunaway, Edith Lee Suda, and Earl Lee. Survived by his wife of 73 years Lillian Prince Lee, children Pamela Lee, and Steven Lee (ILisa), grandchildren Ray Crouch, Jr. (Jessica) and Sherrie Collins (Brooks), Great grandchildren Judson, Lila, and Georgia Collins, Marvin and Lucy Crouch, sisters Nora Sloan and Emma Lee Shultz.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 10 am to 11 am with a funeral service to follow at 11 am at Berry Highland West, 9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN, 37932. Burial will follow in the Berry Highland West cemetery. Jeremy Weekly will officiate the services. Friends may visit the online register book at


  • Gathering of Friends Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 19, 2018

Roy Elmer Lee

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Bill Fair

November 19, 2018

Lillian and family. sorry to hear the passing of Roy,
we have to pick up our daughter at the airport at 10 but know Barbara and i will be thinking of
you in our prayers and sincere condolences. we appreciated the sharing of tickets to the UT
Basketball games . In carpooling to work for years we had some great topics, Roy told us how
he turn ed a flip in his volkswagon while having a kidney stone event . For some reason
Roy reminded me of Audie Murphy . always smiling and jovial.
God Bless
Bill and Barbara Fair