MORGAN CITY — Three-term city councilman and charter member of the St. Mary Parish Tourist Commission Henry K. “Inky” Lee Jr., passed away Sunday in Morgan City.
Lee, 79, was a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Morgan City where he served in numerous civic capacities throughout the years.
He served on the Morgan City Council three times, under the administrations of Mayors C.R. “Doc” Brownell, Cedric LaFleur and Tim Matte. Lee also was one of the first members of the Morgan City Planning and Zoning Commission, having served from 1960-67; and was a charter member of the St. Mary Parish Tourist Commission, having served on that board from 1979 until his death.
Lee served as the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Association president from 1971 to 1972. He also served as a chairman of the board and a board member for 20-plus years.
Lee also served as chairman of the Morgan City Archives Commission from 2005 until his death. He worked at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium from 1999 until 2003 and was an active volunteer with the Helen Keller School for the Blind in Alabama.
Lee was a graduate of both Nicholls State and Louisiana State universities, and he spent more than 20 years teaching drafting at the Young Memorial campus of South Central Louisiana Technical College.
He is survived by his wife, Marina; four sons; one daughter; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Lee will be buried Tuesday in the Morgan City Cemetery.