Herman Eugene "Pete" Lee, of Thornton, passed away at home on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at age 86. Pete is survived by his wife, Wilma, daughter; Sherry Hollis (John); sons, Ken Lee and Forrest Roberts (Beth); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jo Ludwick of Marietta, Georgia and Marjorie Morris of Roswell, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Central Baptist Church in Thornton. Visitation with the family will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4th at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton. Pete was born November 30, 1927 in Bartow County, Georgia to Thomas Andrew and Katie Dewberry Lee. He was one of nine children. He was a rancher in Thornton for over 35 years and served for many years as Municipal Judge for Thornton, Kosse and Groesbeck. Prior to moving to Thornton, Pete was a small-business owner in Houston, Texas. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Thornton, served on Thornton City Council, and for many years was active in Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and Limestone Crimestoppers. Pete and Wilma Goodrum were united in marriage on August 14, 1964 in Houston, Texas and together they enjoyed traveling throughout the country. He also enjoyed the outdoors and in his later years, while unable to hunt, he enjoyed sitting in his deer stand with his loyal companion, Sam and watching the wildlife. But, above all, Pete loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Pallbearers will be Sam Cooper, Chris Gambini, Ben Gambini, Mike Morris, John Hollis, Matt Roberts and Doug Lee.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Chapel
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 2:00pm, Central Baptist Church