Robert Lee Algee passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family July 29, 2022, at the Med in Memphis.
Lee was born at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, on Feb. 10, 1973. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robin Algee of Dyersburg. Lee is survived by his children, whom he loved unconditionally and was very proud of, daughter, Sydney Camille Algee; and son, Max Dylan Algee of Arlington. He is also survived by a brother, Patrick Lynn Algee (Kelly) and nieces, Valerie Eden and Lilly Eve Algee, all of Spring Hill; special friend and mother of his children, Erin Kelly Algee of Arlington; daughter (in love), Ann Lera Forsythe; and special friend, Allison Hicks of Dyersburg.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Gregory Alan Algee; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Yarbro Jr., Bob Algee and Mrs. Hellen Rice.
Lee was a 1991 graduate of Dyersburg High School. He was on the Dyersburg football team and was a member of Young Life. Lee accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the Young Life Camp in North Carolina. Afterwards being baptized at his home church of West Dyersburg Church of Christ. He was employed as Farm Manager of Yarbro Farms outside of Hickman, Ky.
Lee attended the Uni-versity of Tennessee at Martin, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and graduated from The University of Memphis.
Some of Lee’s special memories were the birth of his children and seeing the University of Tennessee win a National Football Championship in 1998 with his brother and friends. He especially enjoyed backpacking through Europe in 2000 with friend Robert Burks, where they “Ran with the Bulls” in Pamplona Spain. He was inspired to do this after reading “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway.
He loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and enjoying nature at the family farm. We are proud to say that he previously made the decision to become an organ donor.
Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 4, 2022, in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Chamblee and Mr. Stephen Sutton officiating. Burial was to be in New Haven Cemetery.
The family received visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Dyersburg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were to be Chad Davis, Brad Butcher, Jeff Simon, Wyatt Bunker, Robert Burks and Jason Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were to be Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Brothers.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, C/O West Dyersburg Church of Christ Relay Team, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Transitions of Dyersburg, 250 Youth Home Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024.
Published in The Messenger on 8.4.22