Bennie L. Lee
July 5, 1945 – April 4, 2021
Survived by wife, Diane Lee; children, Lisa Lee, Traci Whitbeck (Jim); grandchildren: Brittany Gubbles (Dean), William Koons (Amber), August Whitbeck; great-grandchildren, Blaze and Haven; siblings: William “Bill” Lee (Janet), Christy Gray (Jerry), Lydia Lasley (William – “Ickabod”) of Pekin, Illinois, John “Dago” Lee (Melissa) of Green Valley, Illinois .
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Sunday, April 11th from 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Bennie Leroy Lee, 75, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Born July 5, 1945 in Pekin, Illinois to Ella Mae (Landrith) and John Edgar Lee. He married Diana Edwards on September 4, 1966 in Pekin.
Survived by wife, Diane. Also surviving are two daughters: Lisa Lee, Traci Whitbeck (Jim), Lisa Lee, all of Omaha, NE.; three grandchildren: Brittany Gubbles (Dean), William Koons, Jr. (Amber), August Whitbeck; two great-grandchildren, Blaze and Haven; two sisters, Lydia A. Lasley, (William II “Ickabod”), Christy L. Gray (Jerry) both of Pekin, IL; two brothers, John L. “Dago” Lee (Melissa) of Green Valley, Illinois, William E. “Punk” Lee (Janet) of Pekin, IL, several nieces and nephews that loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bennie enlisted in the United States Army in 1963, retiring in 1985 after 22 years and retired after 25 years with the United States Postal Service in 2010.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
His funeral will be at 1pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Henderson Funeral Home and Crematory in Pekin, IL. Visitation will be before from 11am to 1pm. Guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing masks will be required. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.