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William John Lee, Jr

November 8, 1939 - May 2, 2022

William John “Bill” Lee, Jr. of Forest, VA and formerly of Virginia Beach, VA went to heaven on May 2, 2022. Born on November 8, 1939, in Sheridan, WY. He was the son of the late Avis E. “Willy” Williams and Georgia Mae Williams.

He served in the US Navy from 1961 to 1965. He worked at the Norfolk International Airport for 32 years. He was an Eagle Scout, Assistant Scout Master, loved camping with his sons, and collecting scout memorabilia. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy B. Lee; his five children, John (Dawn), David, Michael (Hazel), Joseph (Teresa), and Daniel (Micah) Lee; and five grandchildren, Kimberly, Jackson, Wyatt, Kylie, and Orion Lee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Isaiah House 117.

A Funeral Service and celebration of Bill’s life will be conducted at Tharp Funeral Chapel, Monday, May 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. William Cox, IV officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

Burial Date May 9, 2022

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Nancy and family, I send my sincere condolences for your loss. Bill must have been an exceptional husband, father, brother and friend from all I have heard and read about him. I am sorry to have never met him. You all are in my prayers as you adjust to this mortal life without his physical presence. I know your faith in Our Lord and Savior will help you endure this journey, until you are reunited. Love and hugs, Judy Ridgeway-Mills

Posted by Judy Ridgeway-Mills on May 4, 2022

I worked with Bill Lee at U. S. Air at the Norfolk Airport for many years. I remember one morning I over slept because my 2 alarms didn't go off on time for whatever reason. The phone rang and it was Bill, he called to ask if I was going to get the ice for the planes that morning. I apologized and told him I would be there as soon as I could. I got to work late but you would never have known it. Bill Lee was always so easy going and wonderful to be around. He had a heart of gold. I had alot of respect for this man. He will be sorely missed.🙏🙏🙏

Posted by Charlotte Thomas on May 4, 2022

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