Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC


Lee Edward Perkins

December 14, 1931September 2, 2019

Charlotte - Lee Perkins, 87, he joined the church triumphant on Monday, September 2, 2019. He was the loving husband of Betty Lou Perkins for 13 years.

Lee was born December 14, 1931 and grew up in Sylvania, Georgia. In 1956 he married his first love, Shirley O’Quinn, who he was marred to for 49 years. Lee joined the Navy in 1950 and served on several aircraft carriers during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Navy he enrolled at Georgia Tech. After graduation Lee was hired by Tampa Electric Company, where he worked for 28 years as operations manager and managed over 200 employees. He raised two wonderful daughters, Lisa and Laura, of whom he was very proud.

He married his second love, Lou, in 2006. They were active members of Carmel Baptist Church where they met. They enjoyed time with family and friends. In retirement, he enjoyed golf and woodworking. Lee was a loving father and grandfather and was known for his service to his church. He was a man above reproach of the highest character who loved the Lord. His presence on earth will be greatly missed, but his presence in heaven is being rejoiced.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gena and Grady Perkins, his four sisters, and his first wife Shirley. Lee is survived by his children, Lisa Cheatham (Dan), Laura Hines (Bill); three step-children: Brian McCulloch (Lisa), Stan McCulloch and Matt McCulloch (Carrie); two grandchildren, Steven and Christie; and five step-grandchildren: Maddie, John, Will, Jules and Reece.

The family will greet friends at 9:30 am at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Matthews, NC, on Thursday, September 5th, followed by a celebration of his life in the sanctuary at 10:30 am. The graveside will be at Crown Memorial Park, 9620 Rodney Street, Pineville, NC. Pastor Wayne Poplin will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carmel Baptist Church in Matthews, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Matthews, NC 28105; the Charlotte Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209; or Fruitland Baptist Bible College, 1455 Gilliam Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Philippians 4:4–7 NIV 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! O 5. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God 7. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 5, 2019


Lee Edward Perkins

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September 10, 2019

All of us at TECO loved LEE>He was a practical man, what you see is what you got. He visited Tampa after his retirement and shared
the laughs of our experiences.
God took a good one from us.
Our prayers are with Lee and his family.

John Rowe

September 8, 2019

My wife Leslie and I are saddened to learn of Lee's passing. I first met Lee on July 2, 1962, when he, Skip WIlson and I all began our careers with Tampa Electric Company. Lee and I were both recruits from Georgia Tech, so we shared that connection as well. We kept up with each other for 38 years at TECO. I will remember him as a quiet, gentle man who was a gentleman. Rest in peace now, brother Lee. May your family be at peace.

Rick and Judy Coram

September 6, 2019

Ms. Lou and family,
We will always remember Brother Lee, his love for God and his family. He was a kind, generous man who helped us in so many ways! Our love and prayers to you all!
Love Rick and Judy

Ralph Watson

September 5, 2019

The time that we knew Bro. Lee was a memorable time. Always gracious and kind. You knew that you had truly met a man of God. Our prayers are with the family. GOD BLESS