Obituary of John Ray Lee
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John Ray “Tripp” Lee, III, 52, husband of Page Walton Lee, died Monday, February 1, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL. Born in Sumter, he was a son of Diane Horne Degnan and the late John Ray Lee, II. Tripp was a member of The Church of the Holy Comforter and a graduate of Wofford College. He was Vice-President of Sales at Frasier Tire Service. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife of Sumter along with his mother of Sumter; two sons, Jackson Lee and Bennett Lee both of Sumter and a brother Chris Lee of Sumter. Memorial Services will be held 2 P.M.Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at The Church of the Holy Comforter with Rev. John Sosnowski, Rev. Hamilton Smith and Rev. Phil Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in the church memorial garden. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Lawrence, Bucky Monroe, Charlie Poag, Stephen Arscott, and Robert Hutton. The family will receive friends following the interment in the Parish Hall. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Comforter Building Fund, 213 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the Susan G. Komen Breast Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380, or to Laurence Manning Academy Athletic Fund, P. O. Box 278, Manning, SC 29102. Online condolences may be made to www.sumterfunerals.com Live stream of the service will be available at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home website under Mr. Lee’s obituary, Church of the Holy Comforter YouTube page, and Church of the Holy Comforter Facebook page. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.