Mr. Lee was born July 16, 1945, in Halifax County to the late Henry Edward Lee and Jenny Wood Lee. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Emma Jean Lee; his grandson, T.J. Nelson.
He was a member of First Baptist Church. He loved fishing, NASCAR, music and helping with the Eagles Club. He retired from J. P. Stevens and Bibb Company with over thirty years of service.
Shorty is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Lee and her fiancé Douglas Keeter, III and his children, Douglas Keeter, IV and Caimen Keeter; his sister, Carolyn Carter and her husband Roy all of Roanoke Rapids; his nephew, Kenny Ray and his wife Tammy; his great nieces, Ashley Casey and Tiffany Ray; his special friend Rosie.
The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses, Kitchen staff and Housekeeping staff at Liberty Commons and Cindy Elam.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Little officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 12:30 P.M. Wednesday at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service and other times at the home of his daughter, 503 West 4th Street, Roanoke Rapids.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.