OBITUARY: Lucius Edward Agee


Lucius Edward Agee, age 97, of Mt. Juliet passed away on October 13, 2021.

He was a child of God, faithful husband, and loving father and grandfather. Lucius Edward Agee passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. He lived a long, adventurous fulfilled life. He was 97 years old. He was raised in Smith County, Tennessee, and attended schools in Hickman and Gordonsville. He graduated from East High School in Nashville and was soon drafted in 1943.

Lucius joined the Navy and served as an aviation radioman, flying an Avenger class diver bomb planes off the aircraft carrier, “BonHomme Richard”. After WWII he attended and graduated from George Peabody College. He would teach school in Missouri and then would work at Wright Industries as chief design engineer for 16 years. During this time, he would serve as president of The American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

In the 1970’s he began a construction company and was a general contractor, specializing in design and build of commercial buildings. He also designed and built an apartment complex. In the 1980’s he started a tool and die shop which continues to operate today. He was a master woodworker, avid artist, and author of two published books. Lucius loved making beautiful pieces of wooden furniture to share with friends and family, and he also enjoyed drawing and painting amazing art pieces.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 71 years, Lucy Aline Agee; mother, Mattie Hickey Agee; father, Arthur T. Agee; son, Gregory L. Agee; sister, Francis Haley; and brother, Howard Agee. He is survived by his daughter, Judy James (Joe); sons, Jerry Agee (Julie) and Steve Agee (Renee); brother, Marvin Agee; Grandchildren, April Hulette (Brandon), Crystal Tingle (Nathan), Mike Agee, Tim Agee, Angel Agee (Nick), and Elissa Woodard; great-grandchildren, Lily Hulette, Mary Hulette, Olivia Tingle, and Elyse Tingle.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at 12:00 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow the service at Baird Cemetery in Hickman, Tennessee.

The Visitation will be held on Monday, October 18th from 4-8 pm and on Tuesday, October 19th from 10 am until time of service at 12pm.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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