William "Jim" Rile Lee

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Graveside Service
Maple Leaf Cemetery
Maplewood Road
Harrison, AR  72601
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10:30 AM
Cemetery
Maple Leaf Cemetery
Maplewood Road
Harrison, AR  72601
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Ruby's Three Wishes
102 W Stephenson Ave
Harrison, AR  72601
I served in the Army.

William "Jim" Rile LeeI am a Veteran.

of Harrison, AR

May 10, 1932 - September 15, 2021

William Lee, "Jim", the son of WR and Hattie (Bailey) Lee, and husband of Shirley (Price) Lee for 67 years, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, of natural causes at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. He was born on May 10, 1932, at Yardelle, Arkansas.

He spent 1952 through 1954 in South Korea. He graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, Arkansas. He taught for two years for the North Little Rock School District. He then moved to Harrison where he started their Industrial Arts Program. Jim loved fishing and playing music with his family and friends, especially his grandkids!

Jim was preceded in death by his son, Steve Lee, and his daughter-in-law, Laurie (Rich) Lee; his brothers, Troy, Robert, Hugh, Don, and John Lee; and his sisters, Nancy Kerr, Lula Tucker, and Betty Delano; and a special nephew, Dr. Roy Lee.

Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley; his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Arleen (Risley) Lee; his grandsons, Stephen Zachary "Zach" Lee and his wife Shari Latta Lee; Tyler Lee and his wife Melissa Finck Lee; and Christian Cole Lee and his wife Laura Methvin Lee; and seven great-grandchildren, London, Grace, Skyler, Beckham, Zoe, Charlie Kate, and Audley Lee.


Graveside service was held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 22, in Maple Leaf Cemetery, with Bro. Brian Herring officiating.

Pallbearers were Jim's grandsons, Zach, Tyler, and Cole Lee, Danny Yancey, Danny Norton, Denzel Stringer, Mark Harris, and Logan Slaughter.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Blake Chitsey.

The family requests that everyone in attendance wear a mask.

Memorials may be made to Ruby's Three Wishes: 102 W Stephenson Ave, Harrison, AR 72601 or to the organization of your choice.


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19 Condolence(s)
Teresa Reed
Everton, AR
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Saturday, September 25, 2021

I didn’t have the pleasure of personally meeting Mr. Lee but I knew of him through Mrs. Lee & all the other lives he touched & his life was well lived & he was loved & that is all any of us can hope for, I know he will be greatly missed. The leader of the band is playing in heaven..

Melissa F Block
Harrison, AR
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Shirley and family, prayers be with each and everyone at this time. He will be missed by many.

Bill Edwards
Harrison, AR
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Shirley and family, so sorry to hear about Jim. He was truly a fine person. I would see him at the grocery store, he would always take time to speak and ask how I was doing. All of us who have roots in Newton County know how to care for others. Jim was one of those who cared.
Bill Edwards

John Creager
Western Grove, AR
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Kieth and family and Shirley. Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always a fair minded man. Rest in Peace.

John Creager

Beth Van Wieren
Harrison,
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Monday, September 20, 2021

My condolences and deepest sympathies to all of the families. Praying for God’s perfect healing and comfort for all. Jim has left a wonderful legacy, and his, and Shirley’s marriage has been a shining example for many many people.
I see Jesus in his children, grands and greats! Much love and prayers.🥰

Sam & Mary Cecil
Harrison, AR
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. Jim was a good man who will be missed.

Karen Christian
Harrison, AR
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Shirley,

So sorry to hear about Jim. He was awesome person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Sincerely,
Karen Christian

Dale and Janice Garner
Harrison, AR
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Our hearts go out to all of this great family with the loss of
Jim. He was a long time friend that we will remember and miss.

Grant Williams
Harrison, AR
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Condolences to all of Jim's family. His wit and friendship will never be forgotten. He was a blessing to us all.

Vicki Petree Stuart
Blanchard, OK
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Shirley, Keith and Lee family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Lee. I will always remember him as a truly fine man. His smile and laugh were his outward symbols of his love of the Lord and his love of his family. While working with Dr. Lee in the ER we often talked about family and his Uncle Jim always came up as someone who “did things right.” I pray that God holds you all in his arms and gives you comfort, strength and healing in the times ahead. May God bless you all, Vicki Petree Stuart

Becky Waldo
Farmington, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shirley, Keith, and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always so kind to me, and I adored him as a teacher. I know you will always remember his sharp wit, loving hands, and his love he gave each one of you! May you find peace and sympathy of those that loved Jim. God hold this family tight as they go through this process.

Karen Hill and Mark Garner
Hot Springs Village, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Keith, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Jim Lee. Our condolences go out to you and your family.

Ginny Buckhout
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shirley, Keith, Arleen, and family....my deepest condolences in your tremendous loss! Praying that God gives you all comfort and peace during the difficult times ahead! Love and hugs to you all!!!

The Bob Estes family
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shirley, Keith, and family
Jim and your family have always been so special to us. Please take comfort in knowing what a good man Jim was, and look forward to meeting him in heaven. We love you.

Terry & Leanna McCutchen
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Jim will always be remembered for his quick wit and funny stories. There will never be another like him. Know we are thinking of the family and praying for all of you as you go through this heart wrenching time.

Ricky and Becky Poor
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Keith
We are so sorry about the passing of your dad! He was a wonderful man and leaves behind a great legacy in you and his grandchildren! Hugs and prayers!

Dee Ann Cole
, TX
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Friday, September 17, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of knowing him but I do know he had to be a great man to have such a great family! Take care of yourselves and we all will be with him soon! My prayers for all of you.

fred t woehl
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Jim touched many lives and will be remembered by all who knew him. Prayers for the family.

Larry Coffman
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Have a Lot of Very Fond memories of Jim from Industrial Arts and seeing him through his years of building.
He was a Very Good Man and I wish only the Very Best this life has to offer for his family.
Prayers for Peace and Comfort.
May The Good Lord Bless You.
Larry & Rita Coffman