Carl Eugene (Gene) Lee Jr.
Carl Eugene (Gene) Lee Jr., 79, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at St. Joseph of the Pines Health Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the VFW, 615 South Page St.
Born Sept. 9, 1932, in Moore County, he was a son of the late Carl (Pat) and Katie McDonald Lee.
Mr. Lee was a U.S. Army veteran, the owner of Southern Air and Equipment Company, was a master woodworker, a member of the VFW Post 7318, and worked at Burney hardware.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Caples Lee, of Southern Pines; one son, Gerald Patrick Lee, of Foxfire Village; one daughter, Cheri Lee Creed, of Ashley Heights; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 7318, 615 South Page St., Southern Pines, NC 28287, or to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (WoundedWarriorProject.org).
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines is assisting the family.