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Dec. 24, 1926-June 23, 2013

RALEIGH -- William "Lewis" Ferrell, 86, Raleigh, passed away, Sunday morning, June 23, 2013, at Wake Medical Center.

Born Dec. 24, 1926, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hallie Ferrell.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his six brothers and sisters.

Lewis served in the National Maritime Service in World War II.

He was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, where he served as a deacon, and Millbrook Masonic Lodge No. 97.

He retired from North Carolina State University Physical Plant after 31 years of service.

Lewis was an avid Wolfpack fan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Some of his fondest memories were the births of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as his camping trip with Betty across the United States.

Lewis is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Ferrell; daughters, Patricia Adams and Cindy Johnson and husband, Bob; grandchildren, Meredith Olski and husband, Robert, Carla Nance and husband, Bobby, Heather Johnson and Matthew Johnson and wife, Lhoris; great-grandchildren, Sam and Zoe Olski, Jackson Nance and William Johnson; sisters-in-law, Robbie McSwain and Ruby Doris Ferrell; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Montlawn Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C.

Condolences can be made at www.montlawn.com.


Published in Obituaries on June 24, 2013 1:48 PM