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Vernon Eugene Lewis, Sr.

Vernon Eugene Lewis, Sr., age 66, 110 Bethany Lane #12, Erwin passed away Saturday, June 1 0, 2017 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and son of the late Elzie and Agnes Hensley Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a U. S. Army Veteran and had served in Vietnam. He was a former employee of East Marion Cotton Mill in Marion, NC, for fifteen years. He was of the Baptist Faith. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Faye Lewis on April 25, 2011, a son, William Byrd Lewis in 2007, one brother, James Lewis and one sister, Vonda McIntosh.

Mr. Lewis leaves behind to cherish his memories, a son Vernon Lewis, Jr., and wife, Ruthanna Lynn of Glendale, Arizona; two sisters, Edna Shelton and husband, Johnny of Mars Hill, NC and Blanche Bailey and husband, Dorsey of Flag Pond; two granddaughters, Johnni Lynn McGongal and Sherri Jo McGongal; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in the Hensley Cemetery, Rector Laurel Road, Flag Pond. Reverend Jerry Keasling will officiate at the 12:00 Noon service. Pallbearers will be Thomas Sprinkle, Shane McIntosh, Jessie McIntosh, Dillon Higgins, Mark McIntosh and Dorsey Bailey. Military Honors will be rendered by the American Legion Watauga Post #49.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Mr. Vernon Lewis

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Lewis family. (423) 743-1380.