Longtime Kenai resident Joe C. Lee died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 79.
A celebration of his life will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Star of the North Lutheran Church in Kenai. Pastor Cross will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Lee was born Nov. 20, 1930 in Gadsden, Ala. He attended Glencoe High School in Glencoe, Ala., and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Lee had worked for WECO in Morgan City, La., and Dykes Restaurant Supply in Huntsville, Ala. He moved to Alaska in 1973 and worked and later retired from Marathon Oil Co.
He was a member of the church and First Presbyterian Church in Gadsden.
Mr. Lee enjoyed photography, camping, fishing and canoeing.
"Joe was a gentle, caring man. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him," his family said.
Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Albert H. and Maude Lee; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Lee.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Lee of Gadsden; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Bill Willard, of Gadsden; sons and daughters-in-law, Kern and Bev Lee of Great Falls, Mont., and Scott and Joy Lee of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers and sister-in-law, Dwight and Elizabeth Lee of Gadsden and Brent Lee of Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Star of the North Lutheran Church in Kenai.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Khai Hon Luc
Soldotna resident Khai Hon Luc, 46, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.
No local services are planned. His ashes will be returned to Frenso, Calif., with his family.
Mr. Luc was born May 4, 1963, in Vietnam. He worked as a cook in Soldotna.
He is survived by his father, Hung Xiu Luc; brother, Jim Luc; and sister, Annie Luc, all of Fresno.
Arrangements were made by Witzleben Legacy Funeral Home.
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