James Rolin Lee, 78, of Kinston passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at UNC Lenoir Healthcare. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He worked at Glen Raven Mills as a truck driver and served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents Eddie James and Nancy Carolina Lee, sons Ray Lee and James Rolin Lee, Jr. and sister Faye Fortner.
James is survived by his wife Joyce Ann Barfield Lee; daughter Shirley Sewell and husband Russell, sons Bobby Lee and wife Cindy, Lamon Kennedy and wife Tammy, Dwight Kennedy and wife Christy and Jamie Rolin Lee and wife Donna; grandchildren Samuel Sewell and wife Kathy, Jonathan Sewell and wife Danae and Pamela Nix and husband Travis, Stephanie Spears and husband Gregory, John LeClair, Michael LeClair, Jonathan Kennedy, Mason Kennedy, Zackary Kennedy, Connor Kennedy, Matthew O’Neal, Elijah Lee, Daniel Lee and Kevin Lee; seven great-grandchildren; sister Kathy English and husband Waitus and brother Asa Lee and wife Doris.
Funeral service will be held at Howard-Carter Funeral Home, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00pm with visitation to follow the service with Pastor Brian Rogers officiating. Interment will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 711 Phillips Road, Kinston, NC 28504.