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Gaines Lewis Lee

July 2, 1946 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 75)


Mr. Gaines Lewis Lee, age 75, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday morning (9/19/21) at his residence following a short illness.

Born July 2, 1946 in Brantley County, he was a son of the late John Adam and Maysie Craven Lee. He lived all of his life in Brantley County and was a graduate of Hoboken High School.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was retired as a pipefitter from CSX Transportation.

He enjoyed hunting deer and rattlesnakes, welding, and was known as the “Toyota Man”.

He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where he was an Outreach Teacher and had also been a lay speaker for several occasions.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Chris Lee; a sister, Barbara Ann McDonald; and a brother, Wesley Lee.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Shirlon Smith Lee of Hoboken; 2 sons, Tony Howard (wife Maria) of Blackshear and Eric Lee of Hoboken; 2 daughters-in-law, Wendy Lee of Hoboken and Missy Thomas of Blackshear; 4 grandchildren, Tony Howard (wife Kyley) of Bluffton, S.C., Brett Howard of Waycross, Garrett Lee of Hoboken, and Lauren Lee of Blackshear; 1 great granddaughter, Zoey Howard of Bluffton, S.C.; his siblings, Alice Jean French (husband Curtis) of Tallahassee, Johnny Lee (wife Wanda) of Woodbine, Frank Lee of Dublin, and Deborah Gibson of Hoboken; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday morning (9/22/21) at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Gunter and Rev. Trey Keene officiating.  Burial will follow in the High Bluff Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 2378 Mt Calvary Church Rd, Hoboken, GA 31542.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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September 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
2378 Mount Calvary Rd
Hoboken, Ga 31542

Funeral Service
September 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
2378 Mount Calvary Rd
Hoboken, Ga 31542

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