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                    We Remember Bob Lee 1928 - 2021

     It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news of the passing of Archery Legend Bob Lee..

     Bob was an active lover of archery his entire life, and In 1951, he founded an archery manufacturing company that later became known as Wing Archery. At the company's peak, they were producing 300 bows per day. In 1963, Bob pioneered and produced the first three-piece detachable limb bow on the market, the Wing Presentation II take down bow. At the time his three-piece bows had become the most popular design of traditional bows in the archery world.

     Bob  was a charter member of the Pope & Young Club and was also active in the early stages of AMADA (Archery Manufacturers and Dealers Association) which later became AMO (Archery Manufacturers Organization).

Bob was instrumental in helping to establish the industry standards.His  immeasurable contributions to archery and bowhunting span six decades. The Bob Lee legacy is still evolving and will continue to live on through his son Rob who continues to produce custom, handcrafted, American-made, top-ranking bows.

Bob was inducted into the AHOF in 2012 and will be sadly missed by the whole Archery Community.

 Obituary

Robert (Bob) Eugene Lee, 92, of Jacksonville, Texas passed away February 4, 2021 with family members and beloved pets by his side. Throughout his life, Bob was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather, successful businessman and visionary sportsman. Bob was born on May 1, 1928 to Mr. Jesse Eugene Lee and Mrs. Maggie Fowler Lee in Birmingham, Alabama. He is preceded in death by Charlotte Lee his wife of 73 years, two brothers and two sisters. Bob was a true pioneer and innovator in the field of archery, starting Wing Archery in 1951 in Houston, TX. In 1959, he successfully lobbied for Texas first archery-only hunting season and was instrumental in forming the Pope & Young Club, archery’s equivalent to the Boone & Crockett Club. Bob then designed and produced the first 3-piece recurve bow, starting the take-down bow phenomenon. Bob moved Wing Archery from Houston to Jacksonville, TX in 1965, soon becoming the city’s largest employer. In recognition of his lifetime achievements and contributions to the sport of archery, Bob was inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame in 2007. Then in 2014, Bob was inducted into the National Archery Hall of Fame. In addition to his archery pursuits, Bob & Charlotte started Bob Lee Builders, developing several properties including Cherokee Club Estates and Pine Crest Estates. Bob is survived by daughter, Patricia Ann Lee of Jacksonville, TX; son, Robert (Rob) Lee and wife Jennifer Lee of Jacksonville, TX; grandson, Robert H Brown and wife Jill Brown and children, Brina and Gage Jones and granddaughter, Wendee Benedettini and husband Steve Benedettini and children, Joe and Tori Benedettini The family requests that any gifts be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org. A memorial service will be held at a later date.



May 2021 Induction Rescheduled

Date Change Again !

(Once again due to The Chinese Covid - 19 Virus )  Will this ever end?

February 7, 2021... SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT ALERT.

Our 2021 Iduction has now been rescheduled for May, 2022 (Exact date will be announced soon). This  was once again a difficult decision. But we feel it was the right thing to do. Putting just one person in harms way was not an option. During these difficult times, we must keep everyone safe.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring of 2022. We will do every thing we can to make this an Induction to remember. Until then please stay safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Be Inducted

Bowhunter & Author, Dwight Schuh; PSE Founder, Pete Shepley;

Archery Showman, Bob Markworth; Inventor, Richard Carella;

Black Widow Founders, The Wilson's. Howard, Bob, Norman and Jack 

&  Bowhunter and Entrepreneur, Bob Eastman.

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