In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Betty Ann Lee; daughter, Cindy Lee Payne; grandson, Jared Payne; two brothers, Bill Lee and Bob Lee; and sister, Parthy Shelton.
He is survived by a son, Sylvan Lee; daughter, Vicki Ashworth (Ken); and a son-in-law, Jim Payne.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the chapel at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Entombment will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Two Rivers Buddy Ball, 202 Riverside Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303.