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Howard Monroe Lee, Jr.

June 18, 1940 June 8, 2018
Howard Monroe  Lee, Jr.
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Obituary for Howard Monroe Lee, Jr.

Dr. Howard Monroe Lee, Jr, 77, of Dunn, passed away on June 8, 2018, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, TX surrounded by his family.  He was born June 18, 1940 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Howard was the oldest of two children of the late Howard Monroe Lee, Sr and Juanita Westbrook, both of Dunn. Howard graduated from Dunn High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he obtained a medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. 

He was a Major in the United States Army, serving from 1974-1978, and was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX as a neurosurgeon.  Howard remained in El Paso where he continued his medical practice as a renowned neurosurgeon, touching many lives for over 30 years. 

Though Howard lived in Texas, he was very proud of his North Carolina roots and loved visiting the Carolina Coast.  He had a passion for travel, photography, art, food, cooking, music, history, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He was known for his generosity among friends and people in the community.  Most of all, he was a dedicated physician who loved using his knowledge and skills to help people and save lives. 

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon., Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home located at 905 Erwin Road, Dunn, NC 28334. A burial service will immediately follow.  

Howard was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He is survived by his sister, Marilyn Juanita Leach, and leaves behind his four children, Howard Monroe Lee III, Timothy Scott Lee (Mary), Andrew Howard Lee (Emily), and Alexandra Westbrook Lee, as well as four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a great-grandson on the way. 

The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service, at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Amigo Kidney Foundation located at 1250 E Cliff Dr, El Paso, TX 79902 -

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