Fredrick William Lee

Fred Lee, 79, of Mauldin, husband of Mary Driscoll Lee, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 while surrounded by his family.

Born in Sault Ste Marie, MI, he was a son of the late Henry & Sylvia Lee. Mr. Lee was a member of Woodruff Road Christian Church. He served our country and retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Colonel. He earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and graduate degree from Cornell University.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Mr. Lee is survived by his children, Joann Lee Elburn (John), Fredrick W. Lee, II (Kim), Emma Richard (Tony), William Jeremy Lee (Melanie); step-children, Kimberly Kerr (Bruce), Brian Norris (June Taylor), Sandra Miller (Matthew) Robert Norris (Emily); seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Susan Duffiney, Jean Smith (Mike), Judith O’Brien, and Mary Burris (Tom).

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bliss Ann Lee; and two brothers-in-law, Tom O’Brien and Jim Duffiney.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Woodruff Road Christian Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Woodruff Road Christian Church, 20 Bell Road, Greenville, SC 29607 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation @ or 1-800-473-4636.

Condolences to the family of Fredrick William Lee

  • Ruth Ho
    4 years ago

    Mary, I am so sorry to see this but I know Fred is HOME with a new body and no more pain, no more physical problems!! Praying for you all.

  • Heather
    4 years ago

    He was an awesome man! I have no doubt that heaven’s gates were flung open wide & the saints were all singing their
    “Welcome” to Fred!
    Please know how much you are loved, Mary💕
    May God hold you in His loving arms and give you His peace.

  • Erin O'Brien Fortune
    4 years ago

    I am so sorry I can’t be there to hug you all in person. I am sending prayers, love, and hugs.

  • Dearest Mary, Herb and I are thinking of you as you endure this very difficult separation from your beloved Fred. We will pray for your comfort and peace that can only be found in keeping your mind on God.
    ~ Giny Smith

  • Dotty Constantine
    4 years ago

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you in this time of sorrow…Dotty & Jack Constantine

  • Cynthia Hammond
    4 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers…he will be missed.

  • Carol Miller
    4 years ago

    Mary I am so sorry to read this.
    Know you and your family are in my prayers at this time.

  • Billy and Margaret LaRocque, St Ignace
    4 years ago

    Our prayers and sympathy to Fred’s family.

  • Celeste Auffarth
    4 years ago

    Betty, I am so sorry to hear that Fred has passed away. You have been on my mind so much recently. Please take good care of yourself and know that Fred is in Heaven reunited with Family and healthy once again.

    I will be in touch with you soon.

  • Jack Dorn
    4 years ago


    I am sending this message on behalf of American Legion Post 214, where Fred was a Charter Member. He was affectionally called “The Colonel” by many of us.

    Fred has now joined “Post Everlasting”; as he is now with his Savior, family, and comrades.

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will honor our “Brother in Arms” at his Memorial Service and by a donation to his church.

    Blessings and Regards,

    Chaplain Jack Dorn
    Commander of SC American Legion Post 214

  • Remembering the good times with Uncle Fred during the holidays. In my thoughts and prayers.

  • Faramarz Vahdatshoar
    4 years ago

    I am truly sorry about your loss. Mr. Lee was a great friend and Father to me. I will certainly will miss him. RIP.

  • Emma King
    4 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary as you walk through this valley. Fred carried a sweet spirit and I’m glad I was able to meet him recently.

  • Jeanne Scharf
    4 years ago

    Genuine hearts <3 <3 & a lifetime of love and happiness will always be with you. I pray the Lord floods your heart with so many precious memories and wraps you in a quilt of comfort, peace & love. In Heaven, Fred awaits with our Lord & Saviour. Much love to you and your family. <3

  • John Vanover
    4 years ago

    I am sorry for your loss even though I never got to meet him I am sure we would have hit it off. He was not only my cousin but a Brother in Arms God Cbless my prayers are with you and your family.
    Love you

  • Marry my deepest sorrow for your loss

  • Very sad for you and your family. God bless you and hold you close during the days ahead.

  • Linda Driscoll Zak
    4 years ago

    Betty I’m so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family I’m here for you always if you need to talk l know how hard this is after the loss of my daughter last month wish you were here to hug you tightly l love you

  • Dear Mary.
    We are saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. I am sure he was met at the gates by Barry, saying I’ve been here for a couple years…I’ll show you around.
    We send you our condolences.
    Nancy, Tammy and Tricia McClure

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