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Kenneth Roderick Lee

August 10, 1942 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 77)

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Kenneth Roderick Lee, 77, of Morehead City, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Funeral services will be held on Friday October 11, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Clayton with the family receiving friends following the service at the church. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Cairo, Georgia.

Ken was born August 10, 1942, in Cairo, Georgia to the late Perry and Hattie Sellars Lee, after graduating from Cairo High School in 1960, he attended Southern Electronic School in Atlanta, Georgia. On December 9, 1961, he married Joyce Tillis, together they made their home Cairo, Georgia, their hometown and later moved to North Carolina where they have resided for the last 50 years.

Ken was employed 32 years by Machine and Welding Supply Co, in Dunn, NC. He enjoyed his work and fellow co-workers very much. At age 58, he had a massive stroke, at age 73, he was diagnosed with Lung and Bone Cancer. He was confined for 18 ½ years. He was a strong fighter and never complained.

He was a good man. Ken enjoyed gardening and sharing his veggies with his neighbors for as long as he was able. He loved cooking pork shoulders on the grill and sharing with friends and neighbors at Christmas. He loved a beautiful yard and flowers and enjoyed helping less fortunate people. He loved his family very much and his friends and was a member of First Baptist Church in Clayton, North Carolina.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joyce Lee; his son, Ken Lee, Jr.; a daughter, Lisa Lee; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers, Carl Lee and his wife Betty Jo, Dennis Lee and his wife Gayle; several nieces, nephews and lots of cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Clayton, 411 N. Fayetteville St. Clayton, NC 27520 or to Hospice, PO Drawer 1619, Morehead City, NC 28557 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at and

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City and McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton, NC. 

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Funeral Service
October 11, 2019

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Clayton
411 N Fayetteville St, Clayton, NC 27520
Clayton, NC 27520

Visitation Following Service

First Baptist Church of Clayton
411 N Fayetteville St, Clayton, NC 27520
Clayton, NC 27520

October 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery in Cairo, Georgia

Cairo, GA

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