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Samuel W. Lee
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Mr. Samuel W. Lee, 63, of Conyers, died April 5. The son of the late Samuel Willard Lee Sr. and Helen Irene Merck Lee, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Lee was a fifth-generation son of Georgia with roots in Laurens County. A truly self-educated man, he loved literature and read widely, pursuing a life-long quest for knowledge. Until his retirement in 2000 from Beers/Skanska Contractors, he had a successful career in the construction industry as a project manager. A mentor to many, Mr. Lee proved unforgettable to many professional associates. He had the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. during which time he was responsible for the success of many high profile projects, including Centennial Park, Turner Field and the Federal Reserve Building in Atlanta as well as a number of other projects in Denver and Chicago. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a passion for cooking. He was able to continue his hobbies with more dedication after his retirement.

Surviving are loving wife Carol Hanna Lee of Conyers; daughter and son-in-law Alicia Lee Kendig and Michael of Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law Samuel Todd Lee and Donna of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson Samuel Travis Lee of Phoenix; mother Helen Bedford of Conyers; sisters Cynthia Lee Cooper of Charlotte, N.C., Lori Lee Stevenson of Macon; niece Katie Stevenson and nephew Will Stevenson, both of Macon.

Funeral services were held April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Access Road chapel of Caldwell & Cowan. Interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park.

The Covington News April 7, 2008