Fred H. Lee

March 27, 1948November 29, 2018
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Fred H. Lee, 70, went to be with his Lord on Thursday November 29, 2018 at the Levine Dickson Hospice House, in Huntersville, surrounded by his loving family. Fred’s family was his pride and joy. Fred served his country in the United States Army. He had a beautiful smile and he loved to laugh. He was constantly joking and playing pranks on people. He was outgoing and he never met a stranger. Fred could fix nearly anything. Professionally Fred was a production engineer for Compton Inc., but Fred has many side interests including remodeling, a tree service and doing taxes.

Fred was known for traveling with his son to various baseball and softball games. Fred coached church softball and he was an active member of his church. Fred loved God and he taught Sunday school, lead a cell group and he occasionally lead Wednesday night services at his church. He regularly visited the sick in the hospital, at rehabilitation facilities and at nursing homes. Fred was a regular at Cracker Barrel and R.O.’s BBQ. Fred will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Fred was born in Buncombe County and is the son of the late Eloise (Truett) and Joseph Alvin Lee. Fred’s marriage to his wife was God ordained. Fred leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Grace (Gaddis) Lee. He also leaves behind his children: Lindi Mueller and husband Butch, Kristi Lee, Kerri Escobar and husband Carlos and Fred Lee, Jr. and wife Ashley. Missing their grandfather are grandchildren Danielle, JC, Kyle, Tori, Grace and Grayson. He also leaves behind his two great-grandchildren Addley and Payton.

Fred’s surviving siblings are: Mona Maney, Jean and Ken Nichols, Otis Lee, Cathy and Rick Miller, Danny and Elaine Lee, Joseph and Marsha Lee, Donna and Steve Cole, Joanie Lee, Carolene and Ed Johnson, Jackie Lee, and Donald and Margie Lee. Preceding Fred in death are Cheryl Lee, Bill Lee, Ann Laura and Dick Collins, Josephine and Homer Glisson and Jerry Lee.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Fred’s life at 7:30 P.M. on Sunday December 2, 2018 at Lowell Church of God, 804 W. 1st Street, Lowell. The family will receive friends from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. before the service. Pastors Mike White and Joe Heffner will offer words of encouragement and hope to friends who gather to remember Fred.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations are made in Fred’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or or Levine Dickson Hospice House c/o Hospice and Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226 or

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The family of Fred H. Lee has entrusted his care to the staff at the Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park. We are deeply honored.


  • Eloise (Truett) Lee, Mother
  • Joseph Alvin Lee, Father
  • Grace (Gaddis) Lee, Wife
  • Lindi Mueller and husband Butch, Daughter
  • Kristi Lee, Daughter
  • Kerri Escobar and husband Carlos, Daughter
  • Fred Lee, Jr. and wife Ashley, Son
  • Mona Maney, Sister
  • Jean Nichols and husband Ken, Sister
  • Otis Lee, Brother
  • Kathy Miller and husband Rick, Sister
  • Danny Lee and wife Elaine, Brother
  • Joseph Lee and wife Marsha, Brother
  • Donna Cole and husband Steve, Sister
  • Joanie Lee, Sister-in-law
  • Carolene Johnson and husband Ed, Sister
  • Jackie Lee, Sister-in-law
  • Donald Lee and wife Margie, Brother
  • Cheryl Lee, Sister
  • Bill Lee, Brother
  • Ann Laura Collins and husband Dick, Sister
  • Josephine Glisson and husband Homer, Sister
  • Jerry Lee, Brother
  • Missing their grandfather are grandchildren Danielle, JC, Kyle, Tori, Grace and Grayson. He also leaves behind two great-grandchildren Addley and Payton.

  • JC Escobar
  • Kyle Mueller
  • Danny Riley
  • Daxlee Cole
  • Britt Lee
  • Jeff Crumbley


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fred H. Lee

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Terry & Nevada Boyd

December 3, 2018

Grace and family. We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Fred was so pleasant and full of life and love for everyone. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We did not find out until after or we would have been there for you and your family. Please accept our apology and you will be in our prayers.
With much love and sympathy....Terry & Nevada Boyd.

Becky Lipka

December 3, 2018

My heart broke this morning when I read Saturday's paper. I have so many wonderful memories of you and Fred, I miss his smile and listening to his stories and being a victim of his silly practical jokes, he was so much fun. Every time I drive past your home I remember you both, I thought of you both yesterday and was wondering to myself who lives there now - it still looks the same. I'm sad that the past several years Fred was tormented with Alzheimer's, it's such a cruel disease. I am joyful in knowing that he is home, that the tormenting has ended and he is for sure telling stories, smiling and playing practical jokes again. Grace, I'm praying for you that God give you comfort and peace during this very difficult time. I love you!!

Jim Geenlee

December 2, 2018

It was such a pleasure to be neighbors to Fred and his fine
family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Jim Linda and Pam Greenlee

Bobby Brown

December 2, 2018

To know Fred was to have a friend for life. He was a good man. My sympathy to his family.

Donna Cole

December 2, 2018

Dearest Fred

My handsome brother, soon you'll leave for Heaven's shore,
Your memories have faded; I’ll share mine once more!
I'll kiss your cheek, as I recall our past.
Listen, sweet brother! With me, our memories, will last!

The Best Of You is all I'll ever see.
Alzheimer's will not steal, that from me.
Trusting and kind, playful like non-other.
Blessed am I, You’re such a great brother!

Memories of my childhood, of laughter, and pure joy,
I know you must go, but no one can fill the void.
Tickle me, tickle me, make me giggle once more.
Tickle me, brother, makes me wiggle all over the floor!

Memories of my childhood, so vivid and so bright,
Pick me up, sweet brother, throw me high to the sky!
Never do I worry you will not catch me.
In your strong arms, the safest place to be!

Now, your arms reach out, as you fix your eyes on Grace.
Love sounds uttered to her and her alone.
She calls you her baby. She's fiercely protective.
Your safety, more important than her own!

God made you exceptional - a life of purpose.
He blessed you with strong hands, talent uniquely for you.
You did all that He asked. You did not tire; You did not complain!
A celebration awaits you. “Well done My child,” You'll hear Jesus proclaim!

I Love You,
Donna, 03.27.17

Martha Ray

December 1, 2018

Dear Grace I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't get to know Fred that well, but I could tell he was a loving Husband, Father and Granddad. I will be praying for you and the family. God Bless. Martha Ray

Ginger McIntyre Tilton

December 1, 2018

Grace, I am so sorry for your loss and the family's. I will keep y'all in my prayers.. He will never be forgotten.

Mike White

November 30, 2018

Fred was a one of a kind man. There are too many accolades to put in this small memory. However, he embodied a love of God, his family and his country. Being his friend allowed me to see his toughness, his ethicality, his genius, his loyalty and caring spirit. He was above reproach in business and personal life. Fred Lee was a man whose life should be emulated by others.

Fred left a loving wife, who like a she bear, fought for him and cared for him every day of his long goodbye. Grace has certainly been a woman of great love and grace. Their love was very special! My prayers are with Grace, his son and daughters and his grandchildren who will all desperately miss him.