OBITUARY

Lee Weathersbee

February 21, 1964November 26, 2019
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Robert Lee Weathersbee of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday November 26, 2019.

Lee was an exceptional man who was loved and respected by friends, family, and anyone who came in contact with him. Lee was born February 21, 1964 in Elizabeth City, NC to Robert I and Janet G Weathersbee.

He is survived by his wife Sheila Franklin Weathersbee, African Grey Parrot Milo, daughter Renee, granddaughter Alicia, sisters Lynn Williams and Rhonda Smith and husband Mark, aunt and uncle Marry Lee and Joe Green, nieces Sarah and Holly Smith, as well as his cousins Cheek Green, Carrie Hubanek, Kelly Green Hall, Danny and Mark Blow, and Donna Ollis.

From a young age, Lee was attracted to anything mechanical. He started his love of vehicles with a Big Wheel, followed by a Go Cart, Mini Bike, Dirt Bike, and eventually progressed to his Dodge Challenger, Dodge Super Bee, and “Dually” truck. His current passion had fallen to riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. As a member of the Raleigh Harley Owners Group (HOGS), Lee and his wife Sheila found extraordinary friends with whom they have travelled and shared many great memories. His times with the “HOGS” have been some of the happiest times of his life.

Lee was famous within his family for his creation of “CRAD” cards; a unique and individually designed Birthday Card. Receiving one of Lee’s CRADS was an honor. He was equally famous for his cooking, his specialties being his Banana Pudding and Birthday Cakes.

Lee graduated from Enloe High School and attended Wake Tech to prepare for a career in automotive technology and service. He was a valued employee at Chapel Hill Tire, where he served as the Service manager and diagnostician of all auto mechanic problems, great and small. His clients valued and respected his work and many became good friends along the way.

Lee should be remembered as a man of kindness, great integrity, and high standards. There was no problem large or small that Lee would not face and tackle.

His loss at the young age of 55 is tragic and will touch many. Lee’s final message to his family and friends would be to have fun and always cherish the people and relationships you have.

Please join us to honor Lee’s life on Sunday December 8, 2019 at 2 PM at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, with entombment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum . All are welcomed to visit with Sheila and enjoy Lee's favorites ~ BBQ and Banana Pudding at the reception following services back at the funeral home.

If you would like to leave a favorite memory of Lee or a message of condolence to the family, you may do so below within "add a memory".

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Breece
  • Mike Bonya
  • Clark Gimenez
  • Chuck Watts
  • Joshua Brown
  • Mark Smith

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service to Follow Sunday, December 8, 2019

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Dean & Terri Gilbert

December 8, 2019

We met Lee and Shelia via Raleigh HOG. Lee always had a smile and good word . Here is a picture of some of the group sharing memories during our annual tame the dragon ride. Lee we have been blessed to spend time with you and Shelia.

Christina Renee Weathersbee

December 8, 2019

One of the best days of Lee’s life. Love you Daddy!

James Russo

December 4, 2019

To my friend Lee this has taken me a while to write . I will miss our long talks and laughs, you are the most honest and genuine guy that I have ever met with your amazing wife Sheila at your side going on adventures . You opened my eyes to a lot of different adventures that I can take my wife on . You always were so sincere . You will be missed dearly my friend.. Till we meet again..

Gregg Alston

December 4, 2019

The Alstons have been customers for many years. Lee was such a great guy. I used to joke with the staff and ask them not have Lee call me when my vehicles were being serviced because when Lee called, it was surely going to cost more! (Smile) It was all in fun. I just spoke with him recently, and he asked me about a recent repair to my Ranger. Every time we spoke, we laughed about something.
Lee was a nice guy...hard to believe he's gone. I guess God needs a new mechanic. Well, He's got a great one now. Rest in heavenly peace, Lee. Your work here is done.....

Bud Coggins

December 3, 2019

I have been a customer of Atlantic Avenue and Tire for many years. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with Lee on my visit to have my car serviced. He was a very honest and helpful man. I will miss him. Thoughts and prayers to the family,
Bud Coggins

Kent Latimer

December 3, 2019

As a customer, I knew Lee during his entire tenure at Atlantic Ave/Chapel Hill tire. I trusted him explicitly with my vehicle care,
and I found him to be extremely trustworthy, honest, and kind. He was great to work with, and he always took great care of me and my vehicles.
When I had an automobile accident, I called Lee immediately and asked his advice for a collision repair company, and all during my vehicle repair issues, I would always consult Lee and get a second opinion from him. I spent a lot of time at his workplace this past year, sometimes just to catch up with Lee and the guys at Chapel Hill tire, other times to get my cars worked on.
If it weren't for Lee, I wouldn't currently have my truck (thanks to his referrals, and repair advice), nor would my other vehicles be running as well as they are.
I will truly miss Lee, not only for his automotive expertise, but for his kindness, and honesty and ease to work with and talk to.
The world was a better place thanks to Lee, he will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences to Lee's family.

Gary Waugaman

December 3, 2019

To Lee's family:
I only knew Lee through his years at Atlantic Avenue Tire, with whom I've had a relationship for over 30 years. I always found Lee to be knowledgeable, friendly and extremely trustworthy. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. He will be missed.

Tina Noblin

November 30, 2019

Alicia is going to miss her granddaddy.

Julie Lively

November 30, 2019

Lee always loved the ride! Wether he was leading, or one of the pack! I enjoyed this ride with the two of them especially! Thanks for the fun, and the memories! Rest in Peace Lee.

wayne floyd

November 30, 2019

I have always consider Lee a dear friend he will truly be missed in my heart. Rest in peace

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