OBITUARY: Jeffrey O’Neal Lee


Jeffrey O’Neal Lee passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the age of 65.

The oldest of his mother’s five children, Jeff was the only son born to Mary Edith Vondohlen (Perry) and Samuel Robert Lee.

He is preceded in death by his parents and eldest sister Mary Lynn Lee.

He is survived by stepdad Bill Perry and sisters Pam Lee, Anita Lane, and Kristy Howard.

Jeff was a dedicated, skilled iron worker and was most proud to help build the space shuttle launch tower at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. His coworkers at RBM Steel were like family, especially his lifelong best friend Terry (Pooter) Lamb.

Visitation will be held at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home in Portland, TN at 10 am on Thursday, Feb. 29 followed by a service at 11.


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