Joel Levon Lee, 51, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
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Born on Oct. 16, 1961, in Rock Hill, S.C., he is the son of Hickman L. and Agnes McQueen Lee.
Joel proudly served in the National Guard from 1979-1989.
He was self-employed with the family business, Williams Carpet, since 1982.
He was an avid rider with the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, a volunteer firefighter and accomplished bowler with the Brunswick County Bowling League.
A great dancer himself, his greater passion was supporting his daughters' dance and pageant dreams where he famously earned the title of "Dance Dad." You never saw Joel without a video camera. His proudest moments were spent with his girls.
Joel was a faithful husband, a loving father, son and brother, a devoted grandfather and a genuine friend.
In addition to his parents of Longs, S.C., Joel is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra Williams Lee; two daughters, Andrea Lee and Kayla Lee Holmes; granddaughter, Annslee Margaret Holmes; brother, Richard E. Lee (Dee); father-in-law, Trevis J. Williams; sister-in-law, Patricia Ann Williams; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Michael Williams and Kevin Trevis Williams; seven nieces and nephews; and an infinite number of friends and loved ones.
The family received friends from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Lee Funeral Home.
Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Today's Harvest Church, 1100 33rd Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Burial was set to follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee College Fund, c/o Sandhills Bank, 1020 Hwy 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 or The Matthew Bellamy Project, 574 Ramblewood Circle, Little River, SC 29566.
A message of condolence may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
LEE FUNERAL HOME
11840 Highway 90 P. O. Box 1116
Little River, SC 29566
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Jan. 10, 2013