Lee was born June 3, 1929, in Covington, Ky., and raised in Dade County, Fla., where he died Feb. 4, 2006, of congestive heart failure.
He came to us from Woodberry Forest, majored in biology, played varsity golf, was active in Glee Club and WPRU, and was a member of Quadrangle. He roomed with John Eller, Raymond Maxwell, William Ragland, and James Wright.
In 1955, Lee received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, and went on to serve as medical officer on the USS Ingraham. From there he entered a four-year residency in general surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He was a leader of the Dade County medical community for the past half-century, and served as president of the Dade County Medical Association and as chief of staff at Baptist Hospital, where he was on the medical staff from its inception in 1962.
For many years Lee served St. Thomas Episcopal Church as vestryman and usher. His marriage to Jane Froman ended in divorce. He is survived by their children, James Stapp and wife Gayle, Kathryn Bishopric and husband Robert, and Mary Stapp and husband Joel Achenbach ’82; and by grandchildren Paris, Isabella, and Shane Achenbach. His daughter Courtney Kaminer predeceased him.