Carlton “Eddie” Lee

1954-2013

lee,carltonCarlton Edward “Eddie” Lee, age 59, of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away on April 14, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

Eddie was born in Louisiana, Missouri on March 10, 1954 to Billy McIver and Wanda Catherine Lee. He graduated from Mooreland High school in 1972 and also from Central State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Eddie worked for the State of Oklahoma for 40 years, most recently as the director of purchasing and contracts for the Department of Rehabilitation Services, holding many positions in various professional organizations.

Eddie and his wife of 32 years, Sharri Elizabeth, met in 1980 while they were both employed at the Department of Human Services. In addition to being very active in Boy Scouts, coaching, church youth organizations and various other activities with all four of their children, Eddie was an avid OU fan, camper, hunter and snow skier, spending much of his time outdoors with his family. While being a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Edmond, Eddie served on several committees and held several leadership positions.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Sharri; his children, Daniel, Justin and Maria, Marianne, Kristen and Paul Phillips; granddaughter Bryleigh Elizabeth Phillips; sister Billie Catherine and Mike Chandler of Plano, TX and brother Jimmy Lee of Norman; aunt Nadine Nickum of Stewartville, MN; in addition to many cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.

Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Wanda, as well as his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Services for Eddie will be held at First United Methodist Church in Edmond, OK on Thursday April 18th 2013 at 2:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the Everlasting Life Garden of Chapel Hill cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Arrangements will be provided by Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy fund at www.fmsa.org in honor of William Moore, Eddie’s great nephew.

Comments

  1. Billie Catherine,

    Read about Eddie in the Mooreland Leader. My heart is so sad for you. Having lost my brother, Ken, I know all the “sibling” memories that will come to your heart in the days ahead. Treasure them. I will always remember stopping at your house after school each day. Eddie was such a fun guy for us growing up. My prayers to you and your family.
    Love,
    Sharon

  2. Billie Catherine and Jimmy,

    I just heard about Eddie’s death last night. It’s been many years since I have seen you but want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    I have many fond memories of the church lot playing tin can alley, ballgames……memories go on and on and can never be taken away.
    May God be with you and all of Eddie’s family.

    With love and fond memories,

    Sarah

  3. Regret missing the service.

    Eddie Lee was a one of a kind person to work with. He made no decisions based on resentment. He went about the business following policy and procedures to the best.
    Appreciate his fairness and concern.
    God bless his family.

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