Bruce Lee

May 31, 1934 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Bruce Lee Obituary

William Bruce Lee, of Opelika, AL, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, October 20, 2023. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Emmett Jackson and Lucille Hagan Lee, siblings Euartis Lowe and her husband Robert, Minnie Harrison and her husband John Jr., James H. (Buck) Lee; brother-in-law J.W. Long.

Bruce is survived by his spouse, Mary Helen Smith Lee, whom just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 25. Three sons: William Terry (Sharon); Jackson Keith (Susan); and Michael Craig (Hollie). A sister, Alma Long. Four grandsons: Trey (Dana); Bruce (Bridget); Robert (Dacy); and Hollis. Great grandchildren: Alyssa; Rachel; Alyson; Dacy Caroline; Isaac: Jonah: Anna Kathryn; and Robert.

Mr. Lee began working at West Point Pepperell upon completing school and worked there until his retirement in 1992. Mr. Lee always loved spending time with his family. After retirement you could always find him sitting on the porch in the rocking chair or swing or fishing in his pond. Regardless of the situation you could always expect him to want to crack a joke to make everyone laugh. There will be a huge void in everyone’s life that loved him.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Oak Hill Church Opelika, Al at

A graveside service for Mr. Lee will be held on Monday, October 23 at 11:00 AM CST. Visitation will be held at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 AM CST. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing.

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October 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Graveside Service
October 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Garden Hills Cemetery
1218 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801


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