Obituary – Johnny Lee

Published 4:51 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Mr. Johnny Lee, age 76, of Conecuh County, and Greenville, died Feb. 18 at his home. He was born in Conecuh County Dec. 18, 1947 to George Jefferson and Mazie Bradford Lee.

He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, George Lee, Jr., Charles Lee and Lowell Lee, brother-in-law, David Kendrick and a sister-in-law, Linda Lee.

Mr. Lee graduated from Repton High School in 1966. Following high school, Mr. Lee graduated from Auburn University, Auburn with a BS degree in accounting. Following college, Mr. Lee worked for a few years with the accounting firm, Arthur Andersen in Birmingham and More Handley in Birmingham. Following that Mr. Lee was the Regional Controller of International Paper Company, previously Union Camp Corporation of Chapmon until his retirement. Mr. Lee was a Certified Public Accountant and provided accounting services to his valued clients in the years subsequent to his retirement from international Paper. Mr. Lee also enjoyed cattle farming for many years. He enjoyed making pottery and searching genealogy and local history and collecting things he found worthwhile. Friendships came easy for Johnny. He was very involved in a long-standing Sunday night church supper group; he was a wonderful cook, and his Butterscotch cake was renowned. He was always searching for a long-lost cousin on ancestry and loved to compare notes when he located a new cousin. The old Union Camp employees always looked forward to a fried turkey or shrimp boil on any given holiday. When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.

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He is survived by his brothers, James Lee (Betty) and George Douglas Lee, sisters, Venaro Kendrick (David) and Sara Plunkett (Tim), sisters-in-law, Beth Lee and Linda Lee, nephews, David Kendrick (Jan), Mitchell Lee (Janice), Jeffrey Lee, James Lee, II, Levi Plunkett (Nicki) and Isaac Plunkett (Amanda), niece, Sonya Lee (Randy) and three grand-nephews and seven grandnieces.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Springhill Methodist Church in Lenox. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. to funeral time at Springhill Methodist Church.