Thomas Earl Lee age 86 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, November 19, 2021 at The Waters of Winchester. He was born October 30, 1935 in Louisiana to his parents, the late Tom and Edna Norred Lee. He was preceded in death by 2 children, Patricia Gale Lee and Nathan Wayne Lee; 4 siblings, Patsy Stogner, Mary Lee, James Lee and Kelly Lee. Tom was a truck driver, factory worker and security guard. He served his country in the United States Army. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in McMinnville. He is survived by his wife, Alda Lee of Smithville; 11 children, Thomas Earl Lee, Jr., Kerry Glenn Lee, Tammy Louise Lee, Darlene Marie Lee, Donald Ray Lee, Linda Martin, Paul Eugene Lee, Connie Jane Lee Stacey, Joyce Ann Lee Ferrell, Marty Robbins Lee and Milton Robert Lee; 36 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren also survive. Graveside services and interment will be 1:PM Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale and Dave Johnson officiating and military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 11:AM until 12:45 at which time Mr. Lee will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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