Burch Ray Lee, 86, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in a local hospital.
He was born in Polk County on Feb. 26, 1932, a son of the late Thomas and Lily Lee.
Burch was retired from the maintenance department of the Bradley County School Board. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Kinser Church of God.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Alma “Aileen” Lee; grandson, Tyler Durham; three sisters, Bonnie Hatcher, Aileen Price and Velma Hall; and three brothers, Joda E. Lee, Fletcher Lee and Fred Lee.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, four children, Jerry Lee and his wife, Brenda, Nancy Hampton and her companion, Chuck Kowalski, Marcia Barker and husband, Daryl, and Cynthia Gaines and her husband, Ray; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two siblings, Ruth Davis and Nell Harden; and numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland, with the Rev. Guinn Green officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlor on Wednesday from noon until the 2 p.m. service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Burch, and/or your personal condolences with his family, by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
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