LTC Lee Daniel Hafer, Ret. US Army



LTC Lee Daniel Hafer, Ret. US Army, of Holly Springs, formerly of Laurinburg passed away at the age of 71 on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Lee, son of the late Thurman Daniel Hafer and Mable Irene Moser Hafer was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1946. He proudly served our country in the United States Army retiring after 23 years as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a decorated Veteran of both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. He had a distinguished career as Managing Engineer with Meritor and also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. During his family’s time in Laurinburg, he served as a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church and then joined College Park Baptist Church in Cary. Lee was dedicated to his work and loved doing home improvement projects, especially with woodworking. He was an avid follower of NC State Athletics and enjoyed reading during his quiet time. He will forever be cherished as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who truly loved sharing time with his family.

Lee is survived by his wife, Linda Funk Hafer of their home in Holly Springs; son, Benjamin Daniel Hafer (Heather) of Garner; daughters, Emily D. Duke (Dustin) of Boiling Springs, SC, Stephanie D. Robinson (Kip) of Holly Springs, Amanda D. Piper (Zach) of Summerville, SC; a sister, Phyllis Miller (Robert) of Reading, PA and his four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Noon, Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Bragg, NC.

A memorial service is also planned for 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at College Park Baptist Church in Cary.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missions Fund, 800 Old Lumberton Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or College Park Baptist Church Missions Fund, 910 Twyla Road, Cary, NC 27519.