COMANCHE - Robert D. Lee, age 74, of Brownwood went home to be with his Lord on Friday night, July 25, 2008, at the Kindred S.W. Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 28, in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Comanche with Stephen Schwartz, David Whisenhunt, Jamie Smith and Blake Biessener officiating. Burial will follow in the Comanche County Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home in Comanche.

He was born Dec. 6, 1933, in Gorman, Texas, the son of Joe B. and Alice Moore Lee. He was married to Rita Joan on June 18, 1955, in Comanche County.

Mr. Lee was a long-time educator and football coach, his most recent position concluded at the age of 73 with a winning six-man football team at Zephyr. His love of teaching and coaching spanned a long career.

He was also an avid genealogist and Son of the American Revolution. His life was guided by his focus on the family and he will be dearly missed. He served in the U. S. Army in Germany.

He was a member of the Baptist church and had lived in Brownwood for the past five years.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Lee, of Brownwood; his daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Rick Biessener of Brownwood and their children Rachel of Dallas, Vallery of Waco, Tahra of Round Rock, Blake of the United States Marine Corps, Ashe, Mariah and Shayla of Brownwood; his son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Ingrid Lee of Lovelady and their children Robert and wife Nicole of Lovelady, Kristie of Lubbock, Nathan of Dallas, Sarah, Hannah, Samuel, Jade, Zachary and Curtis of Lovelady; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Julie and Chelsea; his brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Ronda Lee of Brownwood; and his sister-in-law and husband, Karen and Larry Dansbee of Montgomery.

Friends may sign the online guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net .