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W. Harold Lee (1941 - 2014)

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W. Harold Lee


W. Harold Lee passed away January 8, 2014, at his home, after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Lee was born at home on April 12, 1941 in Hattiesburg, MS. Upon graduating from Forrest County Agriculture School he attended the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduation, he taught school at his beloved Forrest County Agriculture High School in Brooklyn, MS and was principal at Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, and Stone Jr. High, Wiggins.

Harold made Vicksburg his home for 39 years. He retired as an Environmental Specialist from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, with 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his son, Lance Harold Lee; his parents, Kinnes and Ruth Courtney Lee, and his brother, Erin Lorenzer Lee.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Dick Lee; and also, the mother of his children, Betty Bounds Lee; two daughters, Betty Dawn Lee Bourne (Scott) of Fort McCoy, Florida; Robin Anita Lee Parker (Gayden) of The Plains, Virginia and two grandchildren, Kerianne and Lance A. Bourne of Fort McCoy, Florida; his niece and nephew, Teresa Cumberland of Philadelphia, MS and Douglas Lee of Hattiesburg, MS.

Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-5 pm.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00, at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Sylvia Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, MS.

In lieu of flowers, Harold requested memorial donations be made to Paws Rescue, P.O. Box 13, Redwood, MS 39156 or Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, 6600 Hwy 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Published in the Hattiesburg American on Jan. 11, 2014
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145 Highway 80 Vicksburg, MS 39180
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