Leon Norman Salter
Leon Norman Salter
  • March 29, 1965 - March 26, 2017
  • Apex, North Carolina

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Leon "Lee" Norman Salter, Jr., 51, of Apex, passed peacefully into glory, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

Lee was born in Wilson County, NC on March 29, 1965. He was a graduate of East Carteret High School class of 1989 and East Carolina University. He was employed as a registered nurse at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, where he was the head nurse over the Student Health Center.

Lee was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Elsie Parker Salter and Cecil and Erah Mason Harris.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Holly Pennigar Salter; parents, Leon and Kay Harris Salter; brother, Curtis Matthew Salter and his wife, Karen; brother-in-law, Tim Pennigar and wife, Pam; and nieces and nephew, Paige, Jill and Jake Pennigar.

Lee's passion for Jesus was evident in how he lived his life. He and Holly were active members of River of Life Church in Raleigh. Lee and Holly also enjoyed traveling in North Carolina and Tennessee and their beloved pets, Ruby (beagle), Frodo and Savannah (tonkinese cats).

The family will receive friends 6-8pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St, Apex, NC 27502. A graveside service will be 11am Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Marshville Cemetery, Marshville, NC.

A Celebration of Life will follow that evening (Lee's Birthday) at 6:15pm at River of Life Church, 5508 Munford Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612, with Pastor David Newell officiating.

Memorials may be made to the River of Life Building Fund.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net