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.
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