Lee is a native Mississippian and graduate of Mississippi College (B.M., Church Vocal), and holds the B.C.M. and M.C.M. Degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as Minister of Music in Elkin, Lenoir, Cary, and Whiteville, NC; and in Louisville, Owensboro and Richmond, KY. Since his retirement from full-time ministry, he has served as interim minister of music for four other churches in Apex, Cary and Raleigh.
Patricia (Patti,) his wife of over fifty years, is a retired church organist and private piano teacher. They began working together on a church staff before their engagement and served together in all but one of their churches. Since retirement, Patti has served as interim organist at Olive Chapel in Apex, and Hayes Barton Baptist in Raleigh. Also, she has been substitute organist at a number of other churches in the area.
They are the parents of two daughters, Leanne and Susan who both live in Apex. Leanne, and husband Scot Glasgow, are the parents of William (deceased), twins Sean and Catherine. Susan and Henry Meador are the parents of Hannah.