William Earnest (Papa Bill) Lee, 87 of Livingston, Texas passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on July 26, 2018 in Livingston, Texas. He was born on January 30, 1931 in Jonesboro, Louisiana to the parents of Robert Earnest Lee and Parry Catherine Jones.
William joined the U.S. Army in January 1952 where he served his country until January 1954 where he remained with the U.S. Army Reserve. He loved to hunt, fish and he also loved gardening with his beloved wife of 57 years Esther Lee.
William leaves behind to cherish his loving memories his wife Esther Lee; devoted step children Esther Henson and James Wagers; loving sister Jesse Lanora Lee; grandchildren Cory Wagers, Paulett Fleming, Erik Thaxton, Sean Wagers, Tammey Wagers, Angel Lloyd and the late Joey Wagers.