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Mr. John Edward Kee, Sr. was born on April 21, 1946 in Shelby, North Carolina.  He departed this life on Wednesday; April 4, 2018 at his home at 507 Mariposa Road in Stanley, North Carolina.

John attended Lincoln High School in Bessemer City, North Carolina.  He retired from Timken in Lincolnton, North Carolina.  John was a member of Springfield Memorial Baptist Church where he was chairperson of the Trustee Board.  John was a dedicated worker in the church.  He was also a maintenance mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Marshal Kee, Sr. and Mary Lizzie Kee; John Kimble and Mary Kimble; father: Marshal Kee, Jr., mother: Stacey Kimble Kee; son: Al Byers and brother: Samuel Kee.

John leaves to cherish precious memories to his wife of fifty years: Patricia Brown Kee; two daughters:  Lisa Y. Kee of Mt. Holly and Monica Lynch; two sons: John Edward Kee, Jr. of Mt. Holly and Quinton Gardner of Rock Hill, South Carolina.; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; four sisters: Sylvia Spencer (Ronnie), Jackie Wingate (Jerome), Starletta Harrison (William) and Mary Kee of Gastonia, North Carolina; two brothers: James Kee of Landell, North Carolina and Hercules Kee of Atlanta, GA and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral: Tuesday; April 10, 2018; 2:30 p.m.; Springfield Memorial Baptist Church-2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway; Stanley

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

Interment: Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Stanley

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  • Saturday, April 07, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Sunday, April 08, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. May the peace of God surround you during this time of sorrow. When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness the Lord shall be a light unto me. Micah 7:8
    ~ Shirley Sykes Tate   Belmont, NC
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Aunt Tricia, Lisa, John John--I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, family, and friend. I will continue to keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ McElhaney   Gastonia, NC
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    It is never an easy thing to have to deal with Losing someone in death. Even Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death and he knew he could resurrect him. The bible reassures us that one day our dead love ones will be resurrected back to life. ( John 5:28 29)
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC