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Charles Edd Lee

d. February 16, 2021

Charles Edd Lee, 82, of Rockwood, TN passed away at home on February 11, 2021 after a two-year battle with complications of Cancer. 

Charles was born in a log cabin in Wheat, TN in 1939 to parents (the late) Marjorie Jeanette Barger and Louis Fred Lee. He attended South Harriman High School, but quit school at age 16 to elope with the love of his life, best friend and mother of his daughters, the late Nancy Jo (McNabb) Lee.

Charles was preceded in death by siblings Barbara Smith and Gene Lee, both of Oliver Springs. He is survived by:Sister Geraldine Pewitt of Centerville, TN; Brother J.W.Lee of Lafollette, TN; Sister-in-Law Mattie Lou Lee of Oliver Springs, TN; daughter Karen Cooper of Rockwood; daughter Kathryn Adams of California; son-in-law Troy Cooper; four grandsons Christian, Philden, Nathan & Jason Cooper; and recently welcomed great-grandson JulianCooper.

Along with his former wife Nancy, Charles owned and operated Charles Lee Chevrolet & Oldsmobile in Rockwood from 1972 to the early 90’s, when the dealership was sold to treasured family friends, David and Pat Clifton.

The Family is grateful to Charles’ special friends Luther Skidmore, Roland “Spider” Ingram, and Sabrina & Tony Bowen, who helped nurture him through many challenges in recent years.

A more detailed tribute of Charles’s life and beloved Family Tree will be published in the Roane County News at a later date.

Friends are invited to drop in between 5:00pm and 8:00pm and share favorite memories of Charles on Thursday, March 4th at Evans Mortuary (where masks must be wornand will be provided.) The Family will hold a graveside service on Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 1:00 pm and we will meet at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, TN.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to honor Charles by treating all people as he tried to do, with tolerance, understanding & kindness, and by supporting community churches and charitable organizations whenever possible.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Edd Lee, please visit our flower store.


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