When Lem passed away to the surprise of many he donated his entire life savings to support underprivileged children at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. What surprised so many was not Lem’s generosity but the size of the contribution that has grown to be a fund currently over $70,000. Years of simple living and selling honey to hikers translated into a blessing for the children Lem and his wife Mimmie were never able to have for themselves.
Brothers, Lee and Kevin started the west location in 2010 and were proud to bring this quality locally owned store to their hometown. This is a local store with deep roots in the region and a real love for the community.
Part of our Uncle Lem's vision is to develop a charitable contributions program from every sale targeting regional youth charities. Instead of taking from the community Uncle Lem’s will be giving back, just like the namesake who never sought fame but nonetheless in his simple mountain living attracted actors, politicians, and world travelers to his humble mountain home.