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William "Bill" M. Lee

Deceased: 07/06/17

William “Bill” Maurice Lee age 66 died July 6th, 2017 in Bessemer, AL Retired from U.S. Steel after 30 + years, he “fixed things” all his life, and is now repairing engines in heaven! Bill graduated from McAdory High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and went on to theUniv of Al in Tuscaloosa. He left the university before completing a degree to follow his passion for racing, which involved his dad and several locals;Jerry, Toot, Skag, Cig, Eddie Jo, Bo, Jimbo ... all of whom remained lifelong friends. Family, friends and racing, not always in that order, were what made Bill “tick”. However, he won several awards and a place in Alabama’s racing history because his dad thought building and driving a race car would keep him out of trouble.He is preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Lee and Clarice Haney Lee and brother Frank Gilson. He is survived by wife Sallie M. Lee and several cousins including Brenda Lee Tubbs, Joyce Lee, Mickey Lee, Lynne Cook plus neighbors he called ‘the best ever’ and dogs Bo Diddle and Daisy Mae. A brief graveside service will be held Saturday July 22nd, 10:00 am at Sadlers Cemetery in Bessemer, AL. Bill would recommend wearing overalls. In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family asks that donations be made to Alzheimers of Central AL http://alzca.org/ in his memory. Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home in Pleasant Grove handled final arrangements.