GREENVILLE - Ottis Ray Lewis, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park.
He was a native of Craven County, had been a resident of Greenville for 28 years. A veteran of the U.S. 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.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Garris Lewis; daughter, Sherry Jefferson and son, Ottis Ray Lewis Jr., both of Washington; stepson, Marvin Haddock; granddaughters, Jesselynn and Jessica Jefferson, both of Washington; 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 wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home.