October 10, 2021, 70, La Grange –
Danny Edward Lee has laid down his rod and reel and hung up his hunting gear for the last time. He entered into perfect peace on October 10, 2021. We are certain, however, that heaven has a new hunting club already in the making.
Danny was born in Lenoir County to Mary Frances Pelletier Lee and the late Floyd Edward Lee on June 18, 1951. Hunting and fishing was in his blood from the beginning. It didn’t matter if it were salt or freshwater, he had a rod and bait for the fishing at hand. Even on his birthday, Danny could be found at The Big Rock Tournament waiting to cast a line.
There were three places you were sure to find Danny if he wasn’t at home. B.J.’s Grill was his go-to breakfast spot for many years, and he was never going to miss the most important meal of the day. When the kids couldn’t reach him, they’d call down to Sam’s store and ask, “Is my daddy there?” to which they received the response, “Which daddy are you lookin’?” Danny would surely be there and wasn’t afraid to enjoy a hot dog or two during his conversations with the other men at the booth. The place Danny loved the most was the hunting club.
In 1992, Danny, or “Chin” as he was best known, pioneered the Bulltown Hunting Club with his brother, Jerry, and his uncle, Roger Pelletier. Danny lived and breathed for the club and built up a membership of close friends and hunting buddies. Though he was always the outdoorsman, he didn’t mind being inside the hunting club.
Danny was a hard worker and dedicated to completing tasks at hand. He spent many years at the packhouse, as well as years working with Suggs Electric and Harrison Electric. He eventually maintained his own business and added turkey houses into the mix. Danny was an excellent provider for his family.
With a captivating personality, Danny never came in contact with a stranger. He made friends quickly and kept them for years. Danny would bend over backwards to make sure everyone had what they needed and go out of his way for a handshake or a hug.
Family was the center of Danny’s life. He knew Lorree from the time they were young, though she was a bit younger. The difference in age didn’t matter and their friendship kindled a romance that lasted over 33 years. He was an outstanding daddy and the world’s best “Pops”. His grandson was not only his buddy, but also his caretaker. At only two years old, Reid wanted to help Pops as much as he could.
A service to celebrate and remember Danny’s life will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 13, 2021, at 2 p.m. by the graveside at Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Tuesday Evening, October 12, 2021, from 5-7 p.m.
In addition to his mother, Danny is survived by his wife and best friend, Lorree King Lee; son, Daniel Grey Lee and wife, April; daughter, Anna Lee and friend, Corey Hinson; grandson, Reid Edward Lee; sister, Karen Lee Quinn; sister-in-law, Frances Lee; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. In addition to his father, Danny was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Lee; brother-in-law, Matt Quinn; and nephew, Mason Quinn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Danny’s memory may be made to Bulltown Hunting Club, LLC, 4842 Heath Road, La Grange, NC 28551. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.