Lee Edward Kilby, age 52, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Lee was born June 26, 1967 in Wilkes County to Nonnie Edward “Eddie” Kilby and Delores Mae Shumate. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle; doing toy runs with the Hillbillies; and loving his dog Oppie. Mr. Kilby was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bern and Violet Shumate, Gather and Ella Kilby and his wife, Beatrice Kilby.

Surviving are his son, Joshua Lee Kilby of North Wilkesboro; brother, Blake Edward Kilby of North Wilkesboro; mother, Delores Trivette and Fred Wagoner of North Wilkesboro; father, Eddie Kilby and Renee Mendenhall of Dobson; his best canine friend, Oppie; and large extended family.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Mikeal, Rev. Keith Honeycutt and Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 1:30 until 3:00 on Sunday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Communities in Schools, 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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