In Loving Memory

Ralph D. Lee

February 25, 1940 - June 5, 2021


Ralph Donald Lee, age 81, born on February 25, 1940, in Jeffersonville, IN, and was a resident of Loxley, AL, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Ralph retired from the US Navy as an E-9 Senior Master Chief, then returned to school to earn a Master’s in Counseling and Human Development. He later retired from Civil Service as a GS-13.

Ralph Donald Lee is preceded in death by his parents, Everett Lee and Gladys Jackson Lee; and two brothers, Gene Lee and Norman Lee.

He is survived by his spouse of 28 years, Pamela Jones Lee; his son, Ralph D. Lee of Pensacola, Florida; stepsons, Sam Thompson of Beeville, Texas, Jacob and Adam Cain of Loxley, Alabama; grandchildren, Jessica Lee-Hoopingarner, Nicholas Cain, Coby Cain, Alex Cain, Emily Cain, and Chloe Cain; great-grandson, Nathan Hoopingarner; sister, Doris Banks; nephew, Timothy Perez, niece, Delores Perez; and several other nieces.

A memorial visitation time will be Monday, June 14, 201 from 9:00AM – 10:30AM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne.  Interment will follow at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity in Ralph’s memory.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Bill Cavitt

    Served in the Navy with Ralph. My family loved him. Many great memories, cookouts, trip to Hawaii, family functions, etc. I will miss you shipmate.. You was a great Master Chief.

  2. Jen Urbano

    So many fun memories of Ralph Lee or Mr. Lee as I called him. He was my dad’s shipmate and good buddy. He was a regular visitor and friend of our family. I remember many family events and gatherings where Mr. Lee was present. He was a funny, friendly and supportive friend to my family for many years. My husband, Rod, and I asked him to be a sponsor in our wedding June 1988 because he was a trusted friend of my parents and we loved him. He and his former wife, Betty Lee, threw me a surprise farewell party on their personal boat when I was OCS bound to become an officer in the United States Navy. They were so generous and had a part in my decision to join the Navy. We lost touch over the years, but I never forgot Mr. Lee and his gregarious personality. My family and I give our deepest condolences to his family and his sons, Donnie and Sam who I knew growing up. All our love and prayers, Jenny & Rod Urbano

  3. Jacob Alex Cain

    Pop was always by my side, especially once I enlisted with the Army back in 2017. I have so many memories with him, and he always was and will be near and dear to my heart. I love you Pop, and thank you for the memories I’ll hold for the rest of my life.

  4. Tim Perez

    I’ll miss you Uncle. You always set an example that I wanted to emulate in my military career. I always remember you making sure to visit grandmother and Poppop when you were near Delaware. I always admired your commitment to family. I’m blessed that we got to see you last month. Rest easy Uncle. We love you…

  5. Justin Peacock

    Truly a great man who my family and I have the utmost respect for. You will be missed.


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