Lee is a lifelong resident of Charlton County, as well as a lifelong member of the Folkston United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Charlton County High School and Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration.
Since graduation from Georgia Southern, Lee has been employed as a manager at Big John Trailers in Charlton County. Lee served as a board member for the Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce from 2003-2006. After that, he served on the Folkston City Council from 2006-2011. Lee volunteered his service to the Charlton County Industrial Development Authority from 2012-2013.
Lee currently represents the City of Folkston on the Charlton County Volunteer Fire Department Advisory Board, an appointment he has held since 2011. He also serves Charlton County and surrounding counties on the Coastal Pines Technical College Board of Directors (Formerly Okefenokee Technical College).
Lee is married to Molly Stokes-Gowen and they have two children.