Lee Copeland

Published 9:22 am Friday, October 23, 2009

Name: Lee Copeland

Age: 59

Occupation and title: Building inspector

Spouse’s name: Dee

Children’s names and ages: Josh and Barbara

Church affiliation: Methodist

If I could change my name, I’d make it: Inspector Gadget

Pet I’d like to own: Golden Retriever

People say I look like: Tommy Lee Jones

Favorite movie of all time: The Sting

TV show I never miss: Castle

The secret to happiness is: Not looking for it.

I wish I knew how to: Fly

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: Unchained Melody

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Southern, Southern and Southern

Three words that best describe me: Fair, intense and sometimes funny

One superpower I wish I had: Total Recall

Book currently on my nightstand: National Electrical Code

My proudest achievement: Photographing the Ford and Carter White House

My most humbling moment: Becoming a Mason

My most recent trip: Williamsburg

My life won’t be complete until: I have been retired for 20 years

My friends think I’m: Crazy

I really lose my cool when: People do dumb stuff

Favorite college sports team: Duke

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite color: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Still waiting

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Working toward retirement

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? Community college

What gives you the blues? Rainy days and Mondays

What’s your best childhood memory? Playing football

What’s your most recent venture? Display photographs at the Riverside Mill in Weldon, N.C.