William “Ray” Lewis

William “Ray” Lewis

February 22, 2022, 80, Jenny Lind –

William “Ray” Lewis passed away at home, with his children by his side, on February 22, 2022. He was born in Nash County on May 13, 1941.

Ray’s early years were spent at Kennedy Home, where he credits his success in life. With love, encouragement, and support, Ray made friends who became family during his time there. He looked forward to their annual reunions at the Kennedy Home Homecoming.

A lover of the outdoors, Ray enjoyed tinkering and a good “fixer upper” project. Even more so, Ray enjoyed golf. A longtime member of the Falling Creek Country Club and, later, the Goldsboro Country Club, Ray was happiest when he was standing on the green with a tee in the ground and a club in his hands.

Ray was married to his lovely wife, Cathy, for 47 years before her passing. The two were proud parents of Sharon and Billy, and their granddaughter, Jenna, was their pride and joy.

A service of remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in the chapel of Rouse Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening at Rouse Funeral Home.

Ray is survived by his children, Sharon Lewis Mills and husband, Donald Van Mills, II., and William “Bill” Lewis, II. and wife, Angela Kaye Lewis; and granddaughter, Jenna Westbrook Manning and husband, Benjamin. In addition to his wife, Cathy Foss Lewis, Ray was preceded in death by his mother, Marion Lewis, and sister, Katrina Lewis Ezzell.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.