TOP PHOTO: Businessman and leader J.W. Lee passed away over the weekend.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Services for J.W. Lee are later today at Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Lee, a local businessman and leader, may best be known as owner of the local Ford dealership, Lee Ford, from 1960 through the 1980s.

Lee, who would have turned 90 in June, was celebrated by family and friends with a giant surprise 85th birthday party in 2018. HERE is that story.

J.W. Lee passed away Saturday. He was 89 years old. (WLAF NEWS PHOTOS – 03/07/2023-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON).