Dr. Charles E. Lee

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Dr. Charles E. Lee, age 82, of Cumming died Monday, June 29 2009. He was born in Terrell County, Georgia, on March 17, 1927, son of the late Ed and Lorena Lee of Dawson. Immediately after his high school graduation in 1945, he left Dawson to join the U.S. Navy where he served in the Pacific through 1946. After leaving the Navy he attended the University of Georgia where he was captain of the varsity boxing team for three years (1947-1949). In 1951 he graduated from the UGA School of Veterinary Medicine and returned to Dawson to establish his veterinary practice. In 1987 Dr. Lee sold his practice in Dawson and moved to Cumming to be close to his children and grandchildren. He continued his practice at the Orr Animal Hospital in Cumming until his retirement in 1999.
Dr. Lee was an active member of his church and community. While in Terrell County he was a Deacon and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church of Dawson as well as an active member of the Jaycees and Rotary International. While in Cumming he was an active member of the First Redeemer Church and he served in various leadership positions in the Gideon Camp in both Terrell and Forsyth counties. Dr. Lee was also an avid golfer and former club champion at The Dawson Country Club.
Dr. Lee is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Lee of Cumming; a daughter, Pam Gravitt of Cumming; a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Coyann Lee of Clemson, S.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Dawn Lee of Birmingham, Ala.; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, John B. Lee of Doraville; He preceded in death by his father and mother, Ed and Lorena Lee; and two sisters, Anola Davis and Faye Watford.
Funeral services will be held Thursday July 2, at 11 a.m. at the First Redeemer Church in Cumming with Rev. Mike Schmid officiating. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, There's Hope at First Redeemer Church or the .
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from June 30 to July 3, 2009
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