Born December 23, 1918, in Avery County, he was a son of the late James and Nora Trivett Lee.
Coy was a member of Elk Valley Baptist Church. He was a farm-hand for Ralph Gwaltney for many years.
He is survived by two sisters, Lillie Parlier and Cora Holden of Lenoir; one brother, Homer Lee of Kokomo, Md.; his caregivers, Hubert and Frankie Townsend of Boone; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nora Trivett Lee; two sisters, Vickie Lee and Monnie McGuire; and six brothers, Paris, Virgil, Webb, Ira, Coolidge and Robert Lee.
Funeral services for Mr. Coy Lee were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Junior Carver. Burial followed in the Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Banner Elk. The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
The family respectfully requests no food. Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to the Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Dallas Horney, 361 Horney Creek Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604. Online condolences may be shared with the Lee family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Lee family.