Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Julian Ward Lee

Julian Ward Lee, 84, of Norwood, NC, passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at CHS- Stanly. His funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday January 6, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Allen Bingham officiating. Burial will follow in the Wightman UMC Cemetery in Polkton, NC. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the hour of the service.

Julian was born December 25, 1933 in Anson County, NC and was the son of the late Ray T. Lee and Isabell Parker Lee. He was a lifelong Farmer and a Veteran of the U.S Army. Mr. Lee never met a stranger and showed Gods love throughout his life.

Mr. Lee was married to Joyce Goforth Lee of the home for 57 years. Other survivors include three daughters, Daphne Sprayberry (Kevan) of Cleveland, TN, Cindy Bingham (Allen) of Rockingham, NC, and Sharon L. Huggins (Randy) of Norwood, NC, brother Frank Lee, two sisters Dorothy Gaddy and Marilyn Mitchum, five grandchildren, Nathan Sprayberry, Ann Bingham, William Bingham, Michelle Huggins and Andrew Huggins, also, Walter and Cindy Gaddy who were special friends and were considered family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, https://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/donation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/.



  • Lisa Mabry Posted January 4, 2018 1:24 pm

    Julian was a true southern gentleman! I had the pleasure of helping him market his farm commodities for many years. He always produced top quality seed and grain.
    My granddaughter will certainly miss him! My thoughts and prayers are with the Lee family.

  • Eddie And Barbara Hartsell Posted January 4, 2018 5:53 pm

    Julian was such a wonderful man and will be missed. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted January 4, 2018 6:03 pm

    Joyce and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. It is hard to go through this journey, but our Lord will give you strength for each day. Julian was a well respected man. Praying for you.
    God Bless you,
    Cindy B. Almond

  • Robert high Posted January 4, 2018 6:36 pm

    Julian will be greatly missed he was always up beat Will and I just saw him last week we sacked up oats for my horses. Always enjoyed our trips over to get oats from him RIP Julian we’ll see you again one day

  • Don and Ann Thompson Posted January 4, 2018 6:46 pm

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. The community lost a prince of a man. He will be missed! Julian’s kind, gentle way touched so many people. Our love to Joyce and the family

  • Kathy Edwards Posted January 4, 2018 7:00 pm

    Yes he was a great man!!!! I didn’t know him personally but I am the sister of Cindy Gaddy. I know how much Julian meant to them. Walter worked for him for almost 50 years! No one works that long for someone. He and Julian had a special bond. Julian and Joyce have been such a God send to Cindy and Walter throughout the years. He will be greatly missed!!! Love and prayers to all the family!!!!

  • KEN MARTIN Posted January 4, 2018 7:40 pm

    It has been my honor and privilege to have know and dealt with my friend Julian Lee over the last 40 plus years. Always had a smile on his face and always a fair man to deal with. Ms Joyce I know how much you loved this man as I can remember your family and our family praying for Julian and our father JE back in 1998 at CMS hospital when they both were there recovering from successful aortic aneurysm surgery. God allowed us both to have many more good years with them and I am sure that you like us are thankful for this extra time we had with them. Your family is once again in our prayers. We have been blessed..

  • JOHN AND MARY BOYD MILLER Posted January 4, 2018 9:23 pm

    We extend our Sympathy to each of you!
    May God Bless you with Comfort and Peace in the days to come!

  • Bebe Harrington Posted January 5, 2018 10:46 am

    Daphne, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a sweet man and raised a very dear and sweet daughter in you Daphne. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family in the coming days. I love you!

  • Danny Poplin Posted January 5, 2018 11:15 am

    I always went with my dad to Julians to buy feed. Dad and I enjoyed the time spent with Julian talking and laughing during those visits. When Dad passed I continued to go and pick up feed and visit with Julian-enjoying the time sitting and talking with him. I feel sure that Dad and Julian are catching up on conversation as I type this. He was a great man and a true Southern gentleman in every aspect. Praying for all of the Lee family.

  • Sheila L Eury Posted January 5, 2018 3:38 pm

    Joyce and family so very sorry for your loss..He was a very kind man. He always had a sweet smile for everyone.He will be missed..

  • Sammie and Tony Ussery Posted January 6, 2018 3:20 am

    Julian was such a kind, gentle person., whether he had known you for years or had just been introduced. I know the people who loved him will deeply feel his loss. Our prayers are with you.

  • Lin Weiker Posted January 6, 2018 10:45 am

    Many prayers lifted for the family. I know he will me missed by so many!!

  • Todd & Ann Hopkins Posted January 6, 2018 4:02 pm

    Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss. We just want you to know we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God be with each of you in the days and weeks ahead.

  • S as M Till Posted January 6, 2018 5:24 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all day.

  • Margaret Snyder Posted January 6, 2018 7:01 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your girls Joyce. I know you will all miss his presence but he will always be in your hearts. My prayers are with your family.

  • Ana Posted January 13, 2018 3:11 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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