John E. Lee


NEW SITE, MS – John E. Lee, 74, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Pekin, IL and was retired from the U.S. Army as a Motor Pool First Sargeant.  

Services will be Sunday, June 16, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, MS with Kevin Williams and John Williams officiating. Graveside service with full military honors will be in Dennis Memory Gardens, Dennis, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of forty-seven years – Sarah Lee, New Site, MS; four children – Lori Ann Lee, Gatlinburg, TN, Tony Laird of Pennsylvania; Dianne Schmoyer (Dave) East Greenville, PA and Kay Zwan (Eddie) Nashville, Tn; seven grandchildren – Keith Laird, Melissa Laird, Sarah Wheeler, Eric Schmoyer, Joey Zwan, Adam Zwan and Jenna Zwan; three great-grandchildren – Glenn Laird, Kaitlin Owens and Connor Wheeler; one brother – Jimmy Lee and three sisters – Claire Mibbs (Marvin), Mary Katherine Simpson (Nathan) and Phyllis Wright.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Bud and Edna Irene Switzer Lee, two grandsons, Joseph Laird and Travis John Schmoyer and a brother, Dick Pickner.

Pallbearers will be Ben Bennett, Jeremy Harris, Jeramie Roach, Adam Zwan, Eric Schmoyer and Glenn Laird.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS.