Durward Bell Lewis, 94, of Morehead City, was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Crystal Coast Hospice House.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Bay View Cemetery, Morehead City with Rev. John Carswell, senior pastor of the Parkview Baptist Church, Morehead City presiding.
Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort to Nat and Lena Dixon Lewis. He served his country in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer 3rd Class/Coxswain. Mr. Lewis was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, during World War II. He was a life member of VFW Post 2401, Beaufort.
Mr. Lewis was affectionately known as “The Candyman” around town, especially at Carteret General Hospital and the area nursing homes. For his 88th birthday, he was honored with the title of “Mayor” of Carteret General Hospital for his acts of kindness and goodwill.
He is survived by his daughter Terri Sue Lewis Lawrence of Beaufort; two sons, Durward Ray Lewis of Newport, and Michael Alan Lewis and wife Cindy of Cambridge, MA; grandchildren, Barry Day of Morehead City, Robert Lewis and wife Kimberly of Haines City, FL, Heather Lewis DiRezze and husband Andrew of Calabash, Michael Lewis, II of Manhattan Beach, CA, Caitlin Lewis Wong and husband Paul of Framingham, MA; great-grandchildren Jeremy Lewis of Charlotte, Nathan Lewis of Havelock, Cameron Lewis of Arlington MA, Jackson Wong Framingham MA, Nixon DiRezze of Calabash; great great-granddaughter Mikaela Lewis of Charlotte; brothers-in-law Edwin Oglesby and wife Doris of Morehead City and Daniel Oglesby of Morehead City; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Marcy Oglesby Lewis, his brother Lenwood Earl Lewis, his sister Patricia Ann Lewis, daughter-in-law Wanda S. Lewis, and a son-in-law Bradley Lawrence, precede him in death.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday February 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brooks Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome or donations maybe made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, P. O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570.
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