Earl Donald Lewis, of Florence, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
Earl was born Dec. 5, 1929, a son of the late Landon and Lena Lewis. He was a long time resident of Carter County, TN, working at Raytheon, Sperry and Univac of Bristol. After his retirement he served as a deacon at Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church until moving to Florence, SC, in 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy DeNiro Lewis, of Florence; children: Deborah Welker (John), of Florence, SC, Thomas Lewis (Nicky), of Apex, NC, Theresa Davis (Steve), of Fleming Island, FL; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and sister, Mary Richesin, of Elizabethton, TN.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Whitehead Lewis; 3 sisters: Lily Groce, Virgie Groce, Mable Teague; and 2 brothers: Freeman (Hover) and Omer Lewis.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Whitehead Cemetery.