Starnes is a role model for those who want to serve
Folks in Haywood County would be hard-pressed to find a more community-spirited person than Lee Starnes, who is retiring from a 29-year career with State Farm Insurance. Lee has a passion for youth sports, and showed that passion not only through financial support, but by his personal enthusiasm at game time.
His involvement wasn’t just limited to baseball. In addition to his mission work for Waynesville First Baptist Church, Lee could be found sponsoring everything from United way to Senior Games to schools, to community events such as Apple Harvest Festival or Folkmoot, and the list goes on.
Community cheerleaders in Haywood County are plentiful, but Lee elevated the words “community service” to a new level.
His presence in the business community will be missed, but he assures us he will ...