WOOSTER Robert E. Bob Lee, 90, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.
He was born October 19, 1925 in Shreve, the son of LaVerle and Ruth Moreland Lee.
He served as the Principal and Coach at Big Prairie High School, taught at Ashland College and was the Holmes County Superintendent of Schools.
Bob was a genuinely humble, kind and good man. He was a faithful and loving husband, an amazing father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. If you were fortunate enough to have him in your life you were blessed. He impacted generations of students in Ohio as a principal, coach and administrator. He faithfully served the public for eight years (1984-1992) as a Holmes County commissioner.
Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after completing high school. He served in the Pacific Theater and on Iwo Jima and it is fitting the date of his death marked the 71st anniversary of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.
Bob will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Craig whom he married on November 28, 1950; children; Julia Starr of Wooster, Marcia Stewart of Ashland, Barbara (Dale Sorchy) Champion and Peg (Doug) Fawcett both of Wooster, Jeff (Joby) Craig of Millersburg, Tom (Dawn) Lee of Berlin and Andy (Patty Goff) Lee of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren with two more on the way and sisters Annie Wakefield and Judy Leighty of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Eloise (Joe) Shafer, brother and sister-in-law Richard (Helen) Lee and brothers-in-law Delbert Wakefield and John Leighty.
Friends will be received at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 4-7:00 p.m.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial of Cremains will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:30 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Habitat for Humanity, 6096 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Habitat for Humanity, 6096 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster
Friday, February 26, 2016 from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster