Mr. William Keith Lee, 88, of Heidrick, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Shelby and Elizabeth Gampher Lee born on April 27, 1933 in Knox County.
Keith was a retired electrician from CSX Railroad and former custodian with the Knox County Middle School and St. Camillus Academy. He was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church and in years past was a member of Mt. Lodge 187 F & AM and the Oleika Shrine Temple. He enjoyed showing racking horses with his daughter and faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force.
On August 8, 1959, he united in marriage with Magdalene Patterson and to this union a daughter was born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Tina Stewart and Dr. Gwendolyn Terry and a brother, Robert Lee.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-one years, Maggie Lee; a beloved daughter, Shawn Lee; a sister-in-law, Mary Irene Patterson all of Heidrick; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Monday, May 10 at 1 P.M. with Rev. Dale Rose, Rev. Jeffrey Branum and Rev. Jared Styles officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Patterson Cemetery with military funeral honors by American Legion Post 88.
Casket bearers will be Larry Sizemore, Rick Shepherd, Mike Deaton, Tony Golden, Ronnie Deaton and Jeff Shepherd. Serving as honorary bearers will be James Hubbard, Jimmy Mays, Dr. Bob and Susan Dunaway, Billy Howard, Mark Lindsay, Charlie Bill Clouse, Gary and John West, Bill Hudson and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class at Highland Park Baptist Church.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday between 6 and 8 P.M. and Monday prior to the funeral hour.
Expressions of sympathy may go to the Patterson Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 552, Heidrick, KY 40949 in his memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
Please remember, during the continuing COVID-19 event, capacity restrictions, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings as mandated by the Governor of Kentucky will be followed during all services. We appreciate your help with these guidelines so we can continue to serve our community during these trying times in the safest manner possible.