OBITUARY

Claude Lee Barco

October 12, 1946October 13, 2012

Claude Lee Barco, of Raleigh, NC, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Lee was born in Gainesville, Florida on October 12, 1946 and is predeceased by his mother, Betty Sue Hopkins Krueger and his father, Claude Keigwin Barco, Jr. A 1965 graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, GA, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn "Kitty" Causey Barco, originally of Brunswick, GA. Lee and Kitty were married for 45 years and together they have two children, Christopher Rivers Barco (Cynthia Floyd Barco) of Orlando, FL and Kathryn "Ryn" Collins Barco Atkinson (George Douglas Atkinson, Jr.) of Raleigh, NC. Lee was affectionately known as "Pop" by his two grandchildren, Jack Douglas Atkinson and Lily Kathryn "Lily Kate" Atkinson, both of whom will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Barco Parker of Trussville, AL, several nieces, nephews and extended family. Lee was a 1970 graduate of the University of Georgia, much to the dismay of his grandfather, father, uncle and cousins, all of whom attended the University of Florida. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree and received many honors for his academic accomplishments. Lee was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Gamma Sigma Delta Society. He began his career in the dairy industry with Pet Dairy in the summer of 1967 and had recently retired from his position of Director of Ice Cream Operations for Land-O-Sun Dairies in Hickory, NC, thus, working his entire life for one company. Known for his intelligence and wit, friends and family will also remember Lee as a devoted husband, a wonderful father, a proud grandfather, a hard worker and a true friend to many. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 17th at 2:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home located at 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following at the Ivy Hall Club House located at 4701 Ivy Crest Court, Raleigh, NC. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers. Share your condolences at www.brownwynne.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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October 21, 2012

Kitty, Think of you often...just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Love Marin & Charlotte (Squires)Neal.

Lorrie Martin

October 18, 2012

Sorry to hear about your loss. Lee was a good man. I worked for him for 12 years at Pet Dairy in Hickory, NC.

Johnny Odom

October 18, 2012

Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

Anna and Christopher Mullenski

October 17, 2012

We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

October 17, 2012

Kitty,
we are all sadden by the death of Lee and want you to know that you are in our prayers and hearts.
Paulette and the Staff of St. Luke's UMC

Libby Sigmon

October 17, 2012

Kitty, I have thought so much about you over the past several years. Even though you knew this was coming, I know that it is still very difficult. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Miller

October 17, 2012

Kitty and family, We are so sorry to hear about Lee. You had a wonderful life together and I know you will cherish all of your memories. Buddy and Wanda Miller

Mary Younce

October 17, 2012

Dear Kitty and family,
You are in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you. He will be missed. Your memories of him will help you carry on. We love you. Wiley and Mary Younce and family

Mary Younce

October 17, 2012

Dear Kitty and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Another classmate of our class of Glynn Academy(1965) gone but not forgotten. You all were always there at the reunion to enjoy it. He will be missed. You take care. Love you. A fellow classmate, Mary Scharhag Younce. Sincerely, Wiley and Mary Younce and family

October 17, 2012

Kitty,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in in my thoughts and prayers. Lee was such a gentleman and you have my sympathy.
Jackie Flanagan