The Edmond Sun

April 16, 2013

Carlton Edward Lee


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Carlton Edward “Eddie” Lee, 59, of Edmond, Okla., passed away April 14, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born March 10, 1954 in Louisiana, Mo., to Billy McIver and Wanda Catherine Lee.

    Eddie graduated from Mooreland High school in 1972 and also from Central State University in 1986 with a Bachelor degree 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, and held 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. As a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Edmond, Eddie served on several committees and held several leadership positions.

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

    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, Texas, and brother Jimmy Lee of Norman; aunt Nadine Nickum of Stewartville, Minn.,  and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.

    Services for Eddie will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18  at First United Methodist Church in Edmond. 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.