Jay Lewis MOORESVILLE - Jay Lewis, 66, of Mooresville, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. Born In Sampson County, NC, he was a son of the late E. T. and Gladys Lewis. Jay attended Clinton High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jay was a committed volunteer and spent many years coaching his four sons in football, basketball and baseball at Winterfield Booster Club in Charlotte. He served in many volunteer leadership positions including President of the Club. Jay was a lifelong salesman. He worked as a Regional Director and Director of National Accounts for Duron Paints and Wall Coverings for over 20 years. Jay was a Nascar spotter for Mike Wallace as well as leading Duron's Nascar Sports Marketing Initiative. Jay was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mooresville. His charitable contributions included founding numerous AA meetings and starting the dental and health free clinics in Mooresville through First Baptist Church, now Health Reach Community Clinic. Jay was preceded in death by a son, Jay Jay Lewis of Mooresville, NC. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Bonnie Ellis Lewis of Mooresville, NC. He is also survived by his children, Mac and (Suzanne) Lewis of Raleigh, NC, Dan Lewis of Charlotte, NC and Eddie Lewis of Washington, DC; three grandchildren, Nathan, Joshua and Jenna Lewis; sister, Jan Peelle of Wilmington, NC and his two beloved dogs, Doolittle and Oreo. Visitation services will be held Tuesday, April 30 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, 494 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC, from 6 - 8 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 1 at First Baptist Church, 150 South Church Street, Mooresville, NC, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the benevolence fund at First Baptist Church or Sherrills Ford Hospice House, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC 28673. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mr. Lewis. Condolences may be made to the Lewis family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 30, 2013