C. Richard Lee (Sign Guestbook)

C. Richard Lee passed away on July 15, 2018. He was Teacher of the Year in 2009 and 2018. He led the Knox County Middle School track team to be the Knox County Champions in 2009 and was named Knox County Track Coach of the Year that same year. Richard was also the girls’ basketball and volleyball coach at Halls Middle School. He coached the boys and girls Golf team as well as the boys’ track team at Halls Middle School.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Lee and Helen Eckard. He is survived by his wife Marche Lee; sons, Drew (Amberly), and Ben; daughters, Katie Parrott (Alex), Samantha Lee (Drew Fye), and Diaondra Johnson (Andrew); grandchildren, Grayson, Macie, Dawson, and Emma. Richard Lee was a loving and devoted husband, father, and poppy.

The family will receive friends on July 18th from 4:00-8:00 pm at Beaver Dam Baptist Church (4328 East Emory Road, Knoxville, TN 37938). A funeral service will be held on July 19th at 4:00 pm at Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org). Gentry Griffey is honored to serve the Lee family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.


21 guestbook entries for “C. Richard Lee”:

  1. Karen Goulde says:

    I am currently out of town with family and will not be able to attend
    the Celebration of Life Service for Richard. We became close friends as a result of working together as Teammates at Halls Middle. I will forever remember him with his quick wit, caring heart and beautiful soul. I will forever hold my memories of him in my heart forever.

  2. Tami Adams says:

    Lifting you all in prayer. Richard was one of the good guys. He loved his family and loved to teach kids, in the classroom and out of it. To know him was a pleasure and privilege.

  3. Connie Bales says:

    Coach Lee will be missed by our family. He made a positive and lasting impression on both of my sons. He will be remembered for his love of kids and community. Our prayers go to Marche and family.

  4. Shelley says:

    Thank you for making my hand famous…..so thankful I got to be a part of your journey and I’m sorry we couldn’t do more. Prayers for you Marche and family.

    • Marche Lee says:

      Thank you for all you did! I’m so glad we were able to make your hand famous. All the love and respect to you!

  5. Haley Beal says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I am praying for all of you and my heart is broken. He was an Amazing man and precious soul. We were all very blessed to have him for the time that we did. If you need anything, please let us know.

  6. Joanne Dean says:

    Marche’ and family my thoughts are with you. I am out f town and will be unable to attend Richard’s celebration of life. He was a fabulous teacher, teammate, coach and person. There will be a space unable to be filled at Halls Middle. Much love to you all.

  7. Ginger Floyd Asquith says:

    I was so sad to hear about Rick. He was my cousin. I have such fond memories of Rick growing up. He was so funny and caring. I went with Aunt Helen to buy clothes to bring Rick home from the hospital when he was born. We lost contact in recent years and that made me sad. I know he loved his family and students. Hold on to those special memories. Praying for strength and peace during this difficult time.

  8. Missi Mullins says:

    We will miss you so much on the court and track! We love you and hope you rest in peace. Love, Anna Jo and Ava Mullins

  9. Peter and Diane Hagen says:

    We are sorry that distance keeps us from being there tonight to give you a big hug. Know are prayers are with you.

  10. I will miss mr.lee he was truely I good teacher and was my favorite went I was in middle school. I will keep the lee family in my prayers and thoughts. Mr. lee was a awesome baseball coach. May mr. lee Rest In Peace. I will miss you mr.lee .

  11. Savannah Beal says:

    Mr. Lee was one of those guys you just enjoyed being around. As a student who wasn’t very fond of sitting in the classroom, he made it more than just textbooks and lectures. He took the time to reach out and take personal time with each and every student. Mr. Lee impacted my life and many others in the most positive way possible. This is a man who will truly be missed! Mrs. Lee and family, my thoughts are with you as you go through this journey and know that you are not alone. Love you all!!

  12. Melissa Boone says:

    Marche we are praying for you and your family. Coach Lee was a very special person to so many, my daughter included. If you need anything at all, just ask.

  13. Beth Meyer says:

    Richard was a great guy. I am so sorry for Marche and the rest of his family. He fought hard, but his suffering is over.

  14. judy Stooksbury says:

    sorry i cant be there tonight.having after affects of cemo.our prayers an love during this time mr.LEE WAS SO LOVED BY OUR FAMILY WILL NEVER FORGET HIS BEAUTIFUL SMILE AN ALL THE KINDNESS HE SHOWED HARRISON AN ME.

  15. Kathy Rector says:

    Drew, and family: I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I didn’t realize, when we were neighbors in Cedar Chase, that he was a fellow Holston Warrior. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great guy.

  16. Larry and Becky Cordell says:

    Dear Marche and family we are grieving with you during these difficult days. We remember Richard’s jovial manner that always brought smiles to those around him and are grateful for the way he served the community at Halls Middle School and loved on the kids. It was a pleasure to know him. Praying for peace in your hearts in the days ahead. Love and God Bless.

  17. Tom Poisal says:

    Richard always knew how to make people laugh. He had a big heart and a tremendous sense of humor. I’m very proud to say he was my friend. He will be greatly missed.

    Marché: If you or the family needs anything, you have my number. There’s a ton of people ready to give you support at Halls.

  18. Sandra Langston says:

    So sorry we were not able to get to the funeral! Your family is in my thoughts and Prayers! Mr Lee was and will always be loved by the Langston’s!!!

  19. Robin Bell says:

    Marche, I am so sorry to find out about Richard. I hope you find some peace in your many good memories of time spent together.

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