William Ray Lee Sr.
March 5, 1945 April 5, 2022
William Ray Lee Sr., 77, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 2022 at his home.
He was born in Ganister, rural Williamsburg, son of the late Harry Ray and Hannah Elizabeth (Loose) Lee. On January 4, 1963 he married Violet P. Cartwright in Frederick, MD.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 59 years; two daughters: Tammy L. Shultz and Pamela J. Dopp (Andrew); two sons: William R. Lee Jr. (Lisa) and Robert E. Lee (Carrie) all of Williamsburg; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry B. Lee (Janet); and three sisters: Charlene Dixon (Richard); Isobel Brown-Stiver (Ray) and Arlene Frederick (Robert).
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandi J. Tomasiello; a son-in-law, Jack R. Shultz; three brothers: infant Frances, Charles R. “Dukey” Lee and David E. Lee; and two sisters: Jeannette E. Aurandt and Mary “Eva Louise” Bookhammer.
Bill attended school in Williamsburg and later earned his GED. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1962 until 1967, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
He worked over the years for the Blair County Children’s Home, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania State Hospital, Duncansville and also as a custodian for the Williamsburg School District. Bill retired after 20 years as the owner and operator of Bill’s Billiards, located in Williamsburg.
Bill was a member of Hollidaysburg Masonic Lodge #220 F&AM, Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona, Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, Williamsburg and the former Williamsburg Memorial VFW Post 6086.
He loved Sunday dinners with his family, a good cigarette and a good conversation. Bill also enjoyed camping, singing and playing his guitar and harmonica.
Friends will be received from 5-8pm, Friday, April 8, 2022 at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg where a Masonic Service will be held. Friends will also be received from noon until the 1pm funeral service with military honors, Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the funeral home, Mr. David Cadle officiating.
Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, 1325 Yellow Springs Dr., Williamsburg, PA 16693.
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St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456
1325 Yellow Springs Dr., Williamsburg PA 16693