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John Willie "Pete" Lewis

May 1, 1941 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 80)


John Willie (Pete) Lewis was born in Greenwood, SC on May 1, 1941 to the late Thomas Charles Lewis and Irma Louise Chappelle Lewis and was raised in Asheville, NC. He departed this life on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

His hobby was attending Car Shows where he won several awards for displaying his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria and 1955 Ford Fairlane. John retired as a Supervisor of Housekeeping at UNC-Asheville after 18 years of service. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tommy (Barbara) and Robert (Nina); grandmother, Lela Mae Johnson; grandfather, John Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories, his wife of over 60 years, Bessie Smith; son, Michael Lewis (Rita) of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter, Sharon Belton (Walter) of Spartanburg, SC;  son, John L. Lewis of Spartanburg, SC; grandchildren, Shanice, Taurean, D. J., Moesha, NeeNee (MeeMee), Josiah; great-granddaughter,  ADream; sisters, Anna Friday of Sacramento, California and Lula Mae Gilchrist of Washington, DC; brother, Chester Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives he loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 2, 2022 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Live streaming of the service will be available here on the website.

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Celebration of Life
April 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Video is available for this event

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