Funeral services for Mr. Richard Cary Lee, 83, will be at the chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 with the Rev. Derrell Cardwell, officiating. Interment will follow at Tulip Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Mr. Cary was born Feb. 25, 1932 in Claiborne Parish to William Harrison and Grace Harmon Lee. He entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 in Minden following a lengthy illness. Mr. Cary was the youngest of 11 children. Mr. Cary was a self-educated, very successful business man who was a partner in Lee Brother’s Dairy and Trucking Company. He also traveled extensively working across the country in places such as Alabama and Oregon spending his last years of retirement raising beef cattle on his Athens farm.
Mr. Cary was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Gloria Jean Stewart and Annice LaVerne Lee; and 10 siblings.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ola Lee; five children, Cindy Lee Robinson and husband Donnie, Vicki Lee Myers and husband Robert, both of Athens, Wes Pixley and wife Jennifer of Bossier City, Sonja Pixley of Katy, Texas, Beth Carpenter of Minden; six grandchildren, Kimberly Mason and Kenny, Donna Jo Hall and Jimmy, Candice Myers, Christy Scott and Jeremy, Heather Pearson and Jordan, Hannah Alexander and Brannon; 13 great-grandchildren, Jessi Matter and Nick, Taylre Watson, Whitney Bradley and Adam, Gavin Hall, Garrett Hall, Charleigh Jo Hall, Toni Grace Hall, Lee McWilliams, A. J. McWilliams, Ryleigh Myers, Hailey Scott, Barnes Pearson and Webb Pearson; a great-great-granddaughter Lexi Bradley; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Special thanks from the family of Mr. Cary to Debbie Hudson and Meadowview staff for the compassion and love shown to him as his caregivers.
Pallbearers will be Garrett Hall, Gavin Hall, Rodger Watson, Kenneth Volentine, Billy Cristler and Kenny Boy Volentine.
Honorary pallbearer will be Danny Roy Moore and Travis Stewart.
For friends considering memorials honoring Mr. Cary, his family suggests the Alzheimer’s Association or Arcadia Masonic Lodge.