Edward R. Lewis

Published 10:11 am Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DUNN, NC – Edward R. Lewis, Jr., 79, died peacefully at home on May 6, 2018. Mr. Lewis was born May 15, 1938 to the late Edward R. Lewis, Sr. and Sallie Farmer Lewis in Calypso, NC.

Mr. Lewis attended North Duplin High School and graduated from King University. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps before having a career in business. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Dunn, NC where he served as an Elder and was also a member of the Rotary Club and the American Legion.


A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn with Rev. Howard Dudley and Dr. Timothy Reaves officiating.

Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Calypso Cemetery in Calypso.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda Sutton Lewis; two daughters, Wendy Lewis Murray and husband Elwyn Murray III of Purcellville, VA and Gina Lewis Basnight and husband Michael Basnight of Ahoskie, NC; five grandchildren, Sidney, Elwyn IV, Cameron, Julia and David; brother Richard Lewis and wife JoAnn; and sister Meg Reaves and husband Tom, both of Calypso, NC.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, 901 N. Park Ave, Dunn, NC 28344 or Plain View Fire Department, 5041 Highway, Dunn, 28344.

Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.