Fred T. Lee, Jr.


Fred T Lee, Jr. of Waco, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 24th at a local hospital.

Graveside Services: 11AM Monday, July 27th at Waco Memorial Park with Rev. Jane Woodward officiating.

No visitation is planned.

Fred was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 25, 1921 to Fred T. Lee, Sr. and Bessie Jackson Lee. Upon graduation from High School in Atlanta Fred entered college. At the onset of WW II, Fred enlisted in the Army Air Corps an became an Armourer on a B-24 Bomber where he served in the South Pacific, earning seven Battle Stars along with many other combat medals. At the end of the war, he returned home and completed his college education and at this time, he met and married Betty Cox of Atlanta, Georgia.

Fred was a special agent for the FBI for thirty years. During his career with the FBI, he was stationed in many places such as New York City, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Del Rio, Waco, and Austin, where he served as Chief Agent. During Mr. Lee’s time with the FBI, he worked on many High Profile cases including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Lee served as an investigator for the Warren Commission where he was given a Special Recognition Award for his work with the Warren Commission.

Upon Mr. Lee’s retirement, he was contracted by then Governor Dolph Briscoe to work with the Texas Criminal Justice department as a liaison between the Governor’s office city and county law enforcement agencies in the State of Texas. After ten years with the Governor’s Office, he retired and worked daily at improving his golf and card games.  One of his greatest enjoyments was playing cards with the “Cacoons” every Monday at the home of Ted Getterman.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife Betty Cox Lee of Waco; three daughters, Karen Davis and her husband Bill of Waco, Debbie Tarpey of Fairfax, Virginia, and Theresa Lee of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also survived by a sister, Huvian Parker Ingram and husband Cecil Ingram of Atlanta, Georgia, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Hillcrest Hospice, Bluebonnet Health Services, and Visiting Angels for the loving care given to Mr. Lee during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Waco Memorial Park , 6623 S. IH-35; Robinson, TX 76706

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sam and Vicki Crain

    Karen, please know our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Your father was such a handsome man. You definitely looked like him. He led an amazing life and I know that he was a loving father. May your sweet memories be of comfort to you.

  2. Estelle Shelton

    Dear Karen, my sweet friend–I was sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Although I didn’t know him, I do know you and your life speaks volumes about his strength and character without your uttering a word. He was an exceptionally accomplished man, and a member of the “Greatest Generation”. Our country will miss their influence more than we know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Betty, Karen, Debbie, Teresa and family,
    I was in Waco today and learned of Fred’s passing. I worked with him in Austin for many years. He was a Supervisor that I had a lot of respect for and also to know him as a Friend. He was a Great man and I know how much he loved you all. My prayers are with you all.

    Smoky Holland
    FBI – 1968 – 2003. Retired

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