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John 'Earl' Lee

April 12, 1925 — March 13, 2018

John “Earl” Lee, 92 of Nahunta, passed away Tuesday (March 13, 2018) at UF Health Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL., following an extended illness.

Born in Hoboken, GA., his parents were JNO Everette Lee and Sallie Chesser Lee. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Moore Baker and his second wife, Nola Drawdy Lee; a step daughter, Virginia Robinson; a step son, Edward Drawdy; a grandson, Travis Lee, Jr.; a son-in-law, Patrick Harry Wainright; and several brothers and sisters, Wilbur Lee, Florence Herrin, Ward Lee, B.T. Lee, Sallie Lee, Eugene T. Lee, Pearlie Mae Lee, Dean Lee, Jeannette Lee Prescott.

Mr. Lee served in the United States Army and worked at Babcock and Wilcox in Brunswick until his retirement. He was a member of High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, telling history stories, and singing to his grandbabies.

Survivors include his four children, Martha Lee Hall (James), Lydia Lee Wainright, John Earl Lee, Jr., all of Nahunta, and Travis B. Lee, Sr. (Stella) of Waynesville; 5 grandchildren, Stacey O’Neal (Rob), Shannon Heath (Shawn), Patrick Lee Wainright, Jesse Lee, and Aaron Hall; 10 great grandchildren; 7 step children, Joanna Davis Lee (Jimmy), of Hoboken, Nola Mae Carter (Roger), of Blackshear, Ellie Loudermilk (Bill), of Perry, GA., Glenda Lee (Larry), of Blackshear, Linda Hayden (Lee), of Griffin, GA., Daniel Drawdy (Gloria), of Blackshear, and Joseph Drawdy (Karen), also of Blackshear; brothers and sisters, Rose Lee Jenkins, Veron Carmichael, Marvin Lee (Mary), Kenny Lee (June), and Sandra Lee Dixon (Eugene).

Visitation will be Thursday (March 15, 2018) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A Graveside service will be held Friday (March 16, 2018) at 11AM at High Bluff Cemetery with Elder Freddie Thomas officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Lee, Patrick Wainright, Aaron Hall, Rob O’Neal, Cameron Wainright, and Shawn Heath.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence of Martha and James Hall; 517 Matthews Cr. Nahunta, GA., 31553.

Family and pallbearers are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:30AM Friday.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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