Charles W. Lee, Jr. died on May 1, 2016. “Charlie” is now at Peace with the Lord. He was born on September 25, 1939, son of Charles W. Lee, Sr. and Mary Lou Gordon Lee of Smithfield. He graduated from Smithfield High School, class of 1957. He then joined the Army and served overseas, stationed in Germany. Returning home, he was employed by the U.S. Post Office. He retired after 30 years of service as a Smithfield mailman.All through his life, Charles enjoyed fishing the Neuse River and hidden ponds of Johnston County. Building his family home on Holt Lake, he fished, gardened, and enjoyed family cookouts in his back yard. Charles was always most at home outdoors.Charles is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Carol Ann Lee.He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy R. Lee; daughters, Cindy Lee of Clayton and twins Joanne and Jackie Lee of Smithfield; son, Charlie and his wife Pam and daughter Zoe of Asheville; granddaughter, Kendall Lee of the home; sisters, Shirley Williams, Jean Kasman, Ann Huckenbeck, Linda Lynch; brother, David E. Lee.Thank you to all the staff and volunteers of SECU Hospice House for the constant care and comfort they provided for Charles and his family through his journey.In his memory, please consider donating to SECU Hospice House of Smithfield, NC, or to the American Cancer Society.Condolences may be made to the family at<a href="http://www.underwoodfh.com" target="_new">www.underwoodfh.com</a>
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