James W. Lewis (86) of Robbinsville, NC passed away at the Graham Healthcare Facility on September 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garfield and Lola Lovin Lewis, his brothers, Delmas Lewis, Doyle Lewis, and Alvin “Hardwood” Lewis, and an infant sister, Marie Lewis.
James was a logger most of his life, working in the mountains of western North Carolina. He was a longtime member of the Graham County Rescue Squad and Volunteer Fire Department, devoting much of his time to helping those in need in our community. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, Nascar races, Black Knight football and spending time with family and friends.
James is survived by his son, Jim Lewis and wife, Susie of Gastonia, NC; his daughters, Susie Walsh and husband, Dale of Robbinsville, NC; Marg Lewis of Robbinsville, NC; his grandchildren, Issac Lewis of Raleigh, NC; Kenan Walsh of Rock Hill, SC; Casey McClure and husband, Justin of Mount Holly, NC; great grandchildren, Blakelee McClure and Cash McClure; special friends, Eddie Richard and Dede Brooms, Jan and Ann Pangle, and more grandchildren that he loved dearly, Daylee Hayes, Eddie and Delaney Brooms of Robbinsville, NC; and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, September 25, 2021, in the field adjacent to Townson-Smith Funeral Home. Reverends Mickey Stewart and Jack Millsaps will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 pm Saturday prior to the service. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to James to Graham County Rescue Squad, PO Box 691, Robbinsville, NC 28771.
Due to the risk of exposure to COVID 19, facial coverings and social distancing are required for those attending the services.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lewis family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.
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