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Ronald Dean ‘Ronnie’ Lewis, 65, commercial fisherman and a master mechanic

Ronald Dean ‘Ronnie’ Lewis

LELAND — Ronald Dean “Ronnie,” “Greasy” Lewis, 65, gained his angel wings Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Ronnie was born Dec. 19, 1954, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to the late George and Iona Lewis.

He was an avid commercial fisherman and a master mechanic. But, above all of his hobbies, he loved his family, grandkids, wife and fur baby Max. It was a great honor to be able to call him “Pops” and “PawPaw.” In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Eliza Ganey of Leland; paternal grandparents of Oklahoma; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam and Louise Lewis of Bolivia; special uncle, Billy Wescott of Bolivia; best friend, Lee Sullivan; and brother, best friend and partner in crime, Deleon Ganey AKA “Cuz.”

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia Lewis of the home; sons, Jeff Lewis of Boiling Spring Lakes and Ronnie Lewis, and his wife, Amanda, of Boiling Spring Lakes; daughter, Tina Lewis Kuhn, and her husband, John Bryan Kuhn, of Walkertown, North Carolina; baby sister, Jenny Ray Lewis of Leland and Debbie Strider of Wilmington; brother, Johnny Lewis, and his wife, Darlene, of Salisbury; sister-in-law, Hannah Carney, and her husband, Larry, of Bolivia; sister-in-law, Mary Phillips, and her husband, Kent, of Bolivia; brother-in-law, Sam Lewis Jr. of Southport; precious grandchildren who he loved and lived for, and who stole his heart, Tyler, Lexi, Sami, Brandon, Marshall, Chris, Carson, and Hailey Bug; great-granddaughter, LeAnne; great-grandson, who is due in March 2021; aunt, “Bob” of Wilmington; many nieces and nephews who he loved so much; as well as his many friends and cousins who were very dear to him.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Ganey Cemetery in Leland with the Rev. Chris Jordan, the Rev. Merle Martin and the Rev. Jimmy Mintz officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff Lewis, Larry Carney, Tyler Lewis, Sam Lewis Jr., J.R. Lewis and Gary Nowell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Sullivan, Rob Potter, Jeff Rabon, Danny Maggard, Phillip Smith, Herb Williams and Floyd Ray West.

The family would like to thank the Brunswick County EMS, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Winnabow Fire Department, and anyone else who assisted with their professional care of Ronnie, especially the guardian angel who was with him when the accident occurred. Also, thank you to the staff of New Hanover Regional Medical Center for the great care they showed our family and the care they showed Ronnie. God bless each and every one of you.

Thank you to Greg and Shawna of White Funeral and Cremation Service for the care and compassion they showed our family during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please make a monetary donation in Ronnie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This was the only charity he donated to because of his healthy grandchildren.

Share online condolences with the family at White Funeral & Cremation Service.

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