BENTON — Ronny Wayne Lee, 61, of Benton, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at his residence in Benton.
He was a member of Briensburg Baptist Church, the Local United Steel Workers Union 556, and President of Dugout Club of Marshall County Baseball. Mr. Lee was an extremely caring, loving, helpful, and hardworking man. He was retired from General Tire.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Free Lee of Benton; son, Russell Wayne Lee and wife Johnna Michelle of Brookport, Ill.; daughter, Malissa Gail Smothers and husband Jason Wells of Benton; brother, Tommy Lee of Paducah; sisters, Joyce Stinnett of Kuttawa, Peggy McMullin of Benton; and grandchildren, Payton Lee Smothers, Hayden Russell Lee, Dawson Thomas Smothers, Talon Wayne Smothers, and Jackson Allen Lee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood Lee and Norma (Fritz) Lee; and brother, Richard Lee.
A funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th St., Benton, Kentucky 42025 with Brother Rick D. Miller, Brother Joe Thorn, and Brother Kyle Reeder officiating.
Interment will follow in Briensburg Cemetery in Benton.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Collier Funeral Chapel, 211 West 5th St., Benton, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be given to: Bethel Baptist Church, 2604 Tatumsville Hwy., Gilbertsville, KY 42044; or The Gideons International, Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 206, Benton, KY 42025.