Richard S. Lee Sr.

Richard S. Lee Sr., 73, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the last 43 years of his life.

He was born on July 5, 1947 in Bismark, Missouri, the son of Fred Lee and Ola Mae Henderson.

Richard attended schools in Busick and Potosi Missouri.

He worked as a miner for Solvay Minerals for 21 years until his retirement in 2007.

Richard married Barbara Hackworth in Stoney Point, MO on November 24, 1965.

He enjoyed spending his time with family, camping, hunting and fishing. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Lee of Green River, WY; sons Richard Lee Jr. and wife Carol of Eden, WY, Fred Lee and wife Tina of Green River, WY, Daniel Lee and wife Carol of Riverton, WY; brother Wayne Lee of Fredericktown, MO; sisters Shirley Webb of Perryville, MO, Freta Branham of Valles Mines, MO; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father Fred and Ola Mae Lee, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the First Assembly of God Church, 1380 Hitching Post Dr, Green River, WY. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs, WY, and two hours prior to services at the church.

Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River, WY.

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