December 18, 2020, 89, Goldsboro
Lee Gordon Lancaster, Sr. age 89 died Friday, December 18, at Wayne UNC Hospital. Born May 7, 1931, he was the son of the late Addie Monroe Lancaster and Ethel Newsome Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Lou Britt Lancaster and his wife of 40 years Helen Brown Lancaster, his brother, “Little Buddy,” who died at birth, a sister, Marguerite Jung, a brother, Dr. James M. Lancaster, a brother-in-law, Bill Britt, and his beloved step daughter, Kimberly Brown.
Lee was a lifelong farmer and loved to plant a garden so he could share vegetables with family and friends. He stayed as active as health allowed, picking up pecans only weeks ago.
A private graveside service will be held for family on Wednesday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Greg Stancil officiating. Lee was a member of Antioch Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He also had been a trustee and usher. He attended church regularly and enjoyed his church family. He read his Bible daily. There will be no formal visitation.
Surviving are his daughter, Debby Howell and husband Jay of Pikeville, a son Gordon Lancaster and wife Terri of Goldsboro, a stepson Gregory Brown of the home, and step-son-in-law, Perry Brown of Sanford.
He loved his grandchildren, Trudi Rast and husband Matt, Paige Renfrow and husband Brandon, and Joey Lancaster and wife Amy. Lee especially enjoyed his great-grandchildren, Maci and Kase Rast, Pyper and Sawyer Renfrow, and Ayden, Brock, and Bethany Lancaster.
He is also survived by one brother, John R. Lancaster and wife Argie of Pikeville.
Out of caution and safety for everyone, we ask that social distancing be observed and masks be worn during the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Antioch Free Will Baptist Church Youth, 1407 Antioch Road, Pikeville, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.