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.
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