Obituary Details

Lee Thomas Wall

May 5, 1927 - April 3, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time:
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Wake Forest Church of God
Date:
Monday, April 7, 2014
Service Time:
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Lee Thomas Wall, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 3rd. Lee was a resident of Springmoor in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was a loving, caring man to all who knew him, especially dedicated to his love of family.

He was preceded in death by his dear loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Ray Wall; his parents, Gurney and Stattie Mae Wall; and his sister, Joyce Ann Hart. Lee is survived by his daughters, Susan Wall, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Sheila Wall Middleton of Forest, Virginia; and his son, Tom Wall of Raleigh, North Carolina; and their families. In addition he is survived by his siblings Claire Wall, Libby Griffin, Charles Wall, and Gary Wall. Lee was a very proud Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Brother.

Lee was born and raised in Wake Forest where he excelled in sports earning a basketball scholarship to Elon University. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and returned to North Carolina after the war to complete his education.

Lee married Joyce Ray, also of Wake County, in 1947 and started his professional career in Raleigh with Advance Auto in 1950. Lee and Joyce then moved to Rocky Mount, North Carolina where Lee continued to climb the ladder with Advance Auto resulting in a promotion and move to Bristol, Tennessee where their family continued to grow. In 1970, Lee was promoted to Advance’s home office in Roanoke, Virginia. Lee continued to work for Advance Auto Parts until 1992 when he retired as Senior Vice-President. Lee was a dedicated career man and a proud part in the growth of Advance Auto, spending 42 years with the company and forming countless friendships along the way.

Throughout his life Lee was active in civic activities. In Bristol, he was an active member of the Booster Club where he served as an officer for several years. He was also a member of the Elks Club, Optimist, and Jaycees, where he served the youth of Bristol as director of the annual Soap Box Derby. In Roanoke, he and Joyce built a life of family, successful careers, and an expanding group of friends which brought him much fulfillment and joy. Lee and Joyce also lived at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia for several years where they met many lifetime companions. In 2003, he and Joyce moved back to Raleigh, North Carolina to be close to their youngest grandchildren and perfect their game of golf. Again they made many new friends who enriched their retirement years.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, April 6th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Funeral Home at 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC. On Monday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m., a memorial service will be held at the Wake Forest Church of God, 155 E. Cedar Avenue in Wake Forest, NC. A reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Wake County or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the Wall family at www.rfhr.com
Posted by:
Connie Miles
Posted on:
April 9, 2014
I so enjoyed working with "Mr. Wall" thoughout the years at Advance Auto Parts. His smile and laughter were contagious, and he was pleasant to everyone. Sending my condolences to his loved ones.
Connie Miles
Posted by:
Sandy McAninch
Posted on:
April 8, 2014
I did not know Mr. Wall personally, but I wish to send my condolences to his friends and family. It is never easy to lose a loved one. In my times of loss, I have always appreciated God's promises for the future when there will be no more death or pain. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I hope this scripture brings you comfort. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

Sandy McAninch
Posted by:
Ruth Via
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
To family of my dear friend, Lee Wall:
I share the sadness of his passing with you. Lee and I were in service together in the Navy (Seabees). We trained together, went on liberties together, went overseas and were discharged together. I will always cherish the memories of our experiences together, along with our friendship. My thoughts are with you, dear members of the family.

Mr. Lauren A Via
3633 View Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 774-1170
Posted by:
chad tilley
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
Chad and Sue Tilley
We knew Lee and Joyce very well prior to Lee's retirement we shared many good times together.
They were a lovely couple we laughed many times over dinners
Posted by:
Ruth Via
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Lee Thomas Wall
Posted by:
Jack Dickerson
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
Susan, Shelia and Tom,
I was saddened for a moment when I heard of Lee's passing. Then I thought of Joyce and know that Lee is happy again. I have fond memories of your parents. May you find comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 that says "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
Jack Dickerson
Posted by:
Patricia Burnette
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
In life there are some people that touch your life that stand out in your memory as someone who found the secret of love and happiness and spread this feelling to others fortunate enought to share times with them...Lee was such a person. So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Herman Burnette
Posted by:
Roland Coles
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
We are so sorry to learn of Lee's death. He has been a friend for many years and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Margaret and Skeezix Coles- Roanoke, Va
Posted by:
Chris Taylor
Posted on:
April 7, 2014
As a coworker of Sheila Middleton I was saddened to hear this news. May the peace and
blessings of the Lord comfort you in this time.
Posted by:
Rhonda Fritz
Posted on:
April 6, 2014
Condolences to the entire family. Shelia - my Dad (Lauren Via) was in the Navy with your Dad. He often spoke fondly of your Dad. I think they might have been over seas at the same place part of their service time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Rhonda (Via) Fritz
CSHS class of '74
Posted by:
markandkevin
Posted on:
April 6, 2014
Dear Susan & Atom,
You and the entire family are lifted up in thought and prayer honoring the life of Lee. Looking at his photo, we can see where you get that sparkle in your eyes and joyful smile that is so contagious Susan! What an amazing sense of love, joy and wonder your father must be experiencing now. Much love, Mark and Kevin
Posted by:
Larry & Carol Russell
Posted on:
April 5, 2014
Mr. Wall was a great gentleman to work with. He has touched many lives throughout his career with Advance Auto Parts. I considered him a sincere and true friend. He and Joyce were special to me and my family. He will truly be missed.

Larry W.& Carol Russell
Posted by:
Amy Webb
Posted on:
April 5, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Lee Thomas Wall
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BERNARD AND STARR DIXON
Posted on:
April 5, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Lee Thomas Wall
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Wake Forest Church of God
155 East Cedar Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Cemetery

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