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Gary Dean Lewis



Gary Dean Lewis, 60, of Whittier, North Carolina, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville.


A native of McDowell County, he was born April 23, 1960 to Betty Bartlett Lewis and the late Robert R. Lewis.


Gary worked as the manager at the Qualla Inn in Whittier. He was a member of Hankins Baptist Church where he was active with the Royal Ambassadors and sung in the choir both in church and school. Gary loved sports, and he was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Carolina Tarheels. Basketball was his favorite, and he was faithful to coach his sons throughout their childhood. Being a grandfather was his greatest blessing in life.


He is survived by his three sons, Jason Lewis (William), Matthew Lewis (Emily), and Andrew Lewis (Emily); two grandchildren, Logan and Karson; two brothers, Bobby Lewis and Gregory Scott Lewis (Debra); and a niece and nephew, Jeanne and Christopher.


A private celebration of Gary’s life will be held for the family.


Flowers are accepted and appreciated.




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I'm so sorry for your loss boys. I will be praying for y'all.

Kenny and Loretta and Loriel and Shane and Jenn Poteat Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

Gary, was one of my very best friends ever! I thought the world of him.

Jenny Caudill Andrewss Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lewis

Susan Whitson Tripp Mar 16 2021 12:00 AM

We send our deepest condolences on Gary's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Julia

Julia Nunnally Duncan Mar 16 2021 12:00 AM

So sad to hear the news of Gary..He will be missed. He was a good man and did a lot for Marion and McDowell County

Woody Killough Mar 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lewis

Robin Potter Mar 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lewis

Steve & Kathy Nunnally Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your sudden loss. Please know our thoughts are with you and your family. May God help guide you with helping your mom through this difficult time. Gerald n Barb Lolli

Gerald Lolli Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lewis

Jackie Hall Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

Andrew, Jason & Matthew Im so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know Im keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Fran & Glenn Laney Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

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