George Whitfield Lee was the oldest son of Rev William W Lee and his second wife Sarah Ann Lowther. He was married to Lillie Ophelia Smith on 31 May 1899. George and Lillie had 2 Children Joseph McPherson born 25 Sept 1900 and Daniel Elmer (changed to Edward) Lee born 28 Nov 1905.
He died an accidental death at Tuten's Lumber Mill as described in an article in the Atlanta Constitution on 27 April 1905 before the birth of his second son.
George was an ordained Baptist minister as well as an owner of a grocery store in Savannah. He presided over the marriages of 2 of his brothers (Alexander Carson Lee and Henry Charles Lee).