Mr. Ottis Ray Lewis, 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park.
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Mr. Lewis, a native of Craven County, had been a resident of Greenville for 28 years. A veteran of the United States Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a Gas Pump Inspector with the State of North Carolina, retiring in 1984. He also worked with F. Ray Moore Oil Co. for 24 years and was a volunteer fireman for 20 years. He was a member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and loved Bingo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse David and Esther Taylor Lewis; and step-great-grandson, Taylor Lee Haddock.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Garris Lewis; daughter, Sherry Jefferson and husband, Jesse Jr.; son, Ottis Ray Lewis Jr., both of Washington, N.C.; stepson, Marvin Haddock; granddaughters, Jesselyn and Jessica Jefferson, both of Washington, N.C.; step-grandson, Scott Haddock; step-great-grandsons, Michael and Scottie Haddock; brother, Archie Lewis of Vanceboro; and sisters, Gertrude Tripp of New Bern and Hazel Mills of Black Jack.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 930-A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or to the
, National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on Dec. 21, 2013