William Joe Lee “WJ”, 85 yrs. young of Christoval , TX went to be with the Lord on 7/18/2020 at home
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from natural causes. WJ was born in Wills Point, Texas. He is survived by his wife Bette Lee of 42 years, sons Mike(Brenda) Lee, Terry
(Debbie) Lee, daughter Lisa (Craig) Massey. Grand-children Summer (Chris) Hardin, Jessica (Justin)
Montgomery, Jordan Lee, Chance Massey, Chet Massey, Allison (Jeiwei) Cao, Melissa (Bobby) Pruitt,
Brandon (Adriana) Lee and 13 Great Grand-children.
WJ was a Veteran, an accomplished Pilot for some 30 plus years with no less than 4 endorsements and
owner operator of a successful Trucking Company.
He loved his dogs Sammy, Sadie and all the visiting animals he fed daily out of his back door. As a cotton
topped boy, he could always be found wearing out the gravel roads in the country around Plainview, TX
on his Cushman scooter with his dog riding along in the sidecar.
Daddy’s many adventures are stories of legendary stature. One adventure was the rescue of his little
black dog from a closed veterinarian’s office in Colorado because it was Sunday and he decided to cut
the trip short and head home. Terry’s assignment seemed simple enough – sneak through an unlocked
window get the dog waiting to “make a break”, leave the money on the counter and go. But the flaw
there was that silent alarm that summoned the police, so the getaway van passed the police with sirens
blaring about a half mile down the road and made a clean getaway. While it was exciting for Daddy and
Terry it was a little too close for others in the gang.
We will all miss him but with all his adventures there will always be smiles and laughter. Thanks Pop.
Graveside Service to be held at at 11:00 am, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/ Sherwood Way.