Richard Eugene Lee, a lifelong resident of Dothan, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 as a result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 46.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Monday, September 18, 2017 at St. Columba Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends at Sunset Memorial Park on Sunday evening from 5-7 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ft. Rucker Wounded Warrior Recreation, c/o The Soldier Service Center, Building 5700, Room 390, Ft. Rucker, AL 36362.
Richard was born on March 18, 1971 in Dothan and has lived here most his life. He was a 1989 graduate of Northview High School and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management. Richard has been with Outback Restaurant for over 20 years and was the Proprietor of the Dothan Outback for the past 14 years. He loved the outdoors and really enjoyed wind therapy, riding in his Jeep Wrangler, white water rafting, and most recently motorcycle riding. Above all else, Richard’s life revolved around his beloved son, Charlie. Along with being in the outdoors, they went fishing, watched wrestling on television and attended many WWE events together.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Lee in 1984.
Survivors include his son, Robert Charles Lee; his mother, Myrna Lee and Bob Nelson; his brother, Robert Edward Lee; his sister, Katherine Lee; his 3 nieces, Claire Bradshaw, Ivie Kate Lee, and Rainy Lee; his 2 nephews, Kirkland Bradshaw and Rob Bradshaw; many cousins, aunts, and uncles, here and abroad.
Pallbearers will be Ashley Matthews, Keith Page, Keith Denton, Will Dowling, Kirkland Bradshaw, and Rob Bradshaw.