Charles Ray Lee, 72, passed from his earthly life on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 18, 1945 in Johnston County, the son of the late Jesse W. Lee and Alice Louise Lee.
Charles leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory; his wife of 50 years, Diane “Jane” Lee; sons, Kenneth Ray Lee (Tara) and Christopher Allen Lee (Tami); grandchildren, Jessica Lee (Patrick), Benjamin Lee, and Samuel Lee; brothers, George Lee (Dianne), Johnny Lee, Richard Lee, and Donnie Lee (Sallie); sister, Patsy Reece (Glenn); step-mother-in-law, Amelia Mullinax; and many extended family and friends.
He attended Pine Valley Church of God and was a former member of Burgaw Holiness Church. Charles was retired from New Hanover County in the Plumbing Inspection Department.
Charles was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family. As a Christian, Charles best portrayed his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in his service to others and faithful witness. Charles loved being outdoors, especially on the lake. He enjoyed traveling and seeing the beauty of God’s creations. When at home, Charles loved to piddle about and work in the garden. His sudden loss is deeply felt by his family and loved ones. However, we take solace in the act that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Pine Valley Church of God, 3810 Shipyard Blvd in Wilmington. Pastor Larry Horrell, Pastor Ted Mercer and Pastor Gary Leviner will conduct the service. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Diane, and the family. We love you. Charles will be missed by many.
Submitted by David, Amy, & Sarah Ward on Oct 15 2017 09:02:32 PM
Honey I miss you so much and I love you with all my heart
Submitted by Diane Lee on Oct 14 2017 03:21:44 PM
Charles was a Godly man. Charles would sometime teach my Mom's Sunday School Class when I would visit and I enjoyed his style. I know that Charles & Diane loved to travel. Once on their travels, they visited my church (Bell Shoals Baptist Church) in Brandon, Florida. My thoughts & prayers to the family.
Submitted by Rachel Orr Crabb on Oct 8 2017 11:41:54 PM
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Charles was a good friend and brother-in-law.Who love going to church.Charles was at home on the lake are in the woods,that he love to hunt.He would go out of his way to help anyone he could.He love to travel with Mary-Jane in their camper and to see his kids.He will be miss,but he is at home with our God,and those who went before him.With love and Gods grace we will see him again. Love and good journey CHARLES....
Submitted by MARSHALL AND BRENDA MULLINAX on Oct 8 2017 11:50:39 AM
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God bless you all during this time of grief. May your memories comfort you. Love you all.
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