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David Lewis, 87, opened Bridge Point Auto after retirement

David V. Lewis, 87, of Oak Island, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington.

Mr. Lewis was born Oct. 19, 1928 to David A. and Mary B. Lewis in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He grew up in St. Michael, Pennsylvania, graduated from Adams Township High School, where he played football and was class president. He received the honor of All State center for his high school team in 1946.

Mr. Lewis also received a scholarship to University of Virginia and from there he joined the United States Marines. He completed the chemical engineering degree at University of Pittsburgh after his military service.

Mr. Lewis was employed by Union Carbide and worked in many areas including Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and finally New York and Connecticut. He retired in 1985 to Yaupon Beach, where he enjoyed playing golf and opening and working at Bridge Point Auto with his son, Eric.

David was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy.

Survivors include four children, Janice Milot of Canada, Vicki Falcon of Hope Mills, David Robert of Leland and Eric (Liz) of Southport; and sister Shirley of Southport.

A service will be held at a later date.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock-Newnam and White.

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