Claude Lewis, age 88, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City.
Mr. Lewis was a native of Mitchell County, NC and the son of the late William M. and Cora Webb Lewis. Claude was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. He was a barber until his retirement in 1980. Other than his parents Mr. Lewis is preceded in death by, brothers, Conway and Howard Lewis, and sisters, Bertha Tilley, Tessie Hopson, and Pansy Oaks.
He leaves behind:
Sons: Richard Lewis and wife, Vickie of Bristol, TN, Gary Lewis of Erwin, TN;
Daughter: Elaine Smith and husband, Nathan of Franklin, TN;
Grandchildren: Amanda Lewis, Phillip Lewis, Cody Smith, and Justin Smith;
Great Grandchildren: Haley Smith, Makayla Smith, Jamie Smith, and Phillip Smith;
Brothers: Boyd Lewis of Johnson City, TN, Hoy Lewis of Ashland, KY, James Lewis of Jonesborough, TN, Geneva Honeycutt of Johnson City, TN, Cassie Bacon of Florida, and JoAnn Ledford of Jonesborough, TN.
The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 21 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Patterson officiating. Vocal selections will be provided by the Trinity Trio. The family will receive friends from 11:00am until service time in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at McInturff Cemetery in Erwin. Mr. Lewis’ nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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