Robert Howard “Bobby” Lewis, age 56, 975 Spivey Mountain Road, Erwin, passed away at the home of a son, Robby, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, after a l ong battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dock and June Rice Lewis. Mr. Lewis was employed by the Hoover Dump Site as operator for fifteen years. He was a member of the Big Branch Church. Other than his parents, Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Garrett and Mary Lewis and his maternal grandparents, Anderson and Ada Rice.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-five years, Doris Kay Lewis: two sons: Robby Dock Lewis and wife, Jennifer and William Randal Lewis; one daughter, Amber June Effler and husband, Wayne, all of Erwin; two brothers: Jerry Lewis of Unicoi and Danny Lewis and wife, Chris of Erwin; one sister, Kathy Blankenship and husband, J. B. of Greeneville; five grandchildren: Brandon Lewis, Hunter Lewis, Savannah Lewis, Ethan Lewis and Bryan Effler; a special Uncle and Aunt, Johnny and Rebecca Rice; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Kenny Collins.
A Memorial Service for Bobby will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Lewis family. (423) 743-1380.