Darrell Brent Lewis, 83, passed peacefully Friday, Dec. 24, 2022, at his home in Asheboro.
Born Nov. 20, 1939, in West Jefferson, he was a son of the late John Everette Lewis and Edna Harless Lewis.
He was educated in North Carolina and Pennsylvania schools. Darrell received a Horticulture degree from Pennsylvania State University. He was drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army. Darrell was Vice President of J. Franklin Styer Nurseries, Concordville, PA, and later Owner/President of Styer’s Wholesale Nursery, West Grove, PA. Upon relocation to North Carolina, he worked at Broyhill Nursery in Lenior and Green Thumb Nursery in Ether.
Darrell was a Rotarian and a Phil Harris Fellow, and active with Asheboro Kiwanis until his declining health. He had a servant heart for missions and participated and organized numerous mission trips. He served as Region 5 Leader for North Carolina Men’s Disaster Relief and team leader for Randolph County Ramp Building for many years.
He was an active member at First Baptist Church, where he served on numerous committees and his favorite areas were driving the church bus for senior trips, building and grounds chairman, working at mid-week dinners, singing with Joyful Singers and assisting wherever he was needed.
Darrell was a man of many interests — he loved roller skating, square dancing, horseback riding, golf, played trombone, loved gospel music, and his perfect evening was home fellowship with good food and games.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Dorothy Davis Lewis; brother, Clarence Herman Lewis and wife Patricia, Summerfield, FL; nephew, Kerry Lewis, Orange, CA; niece, Cynthia Briggs and husband Ralph, Summerfield, FL; and Lisa Lewis, Lady Lake, FL. Darrell loved his precious furry daughter Heidi, who will never be the same without his love.
The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Asheboro, with Dr. John Rogers and Rev. Mark Hall officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Sanctuary. Burial was private at Randolph Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church designated to Missions, or North Carolina Men’s Disaster Relief.
Pugh Funeral Home is serving the Lewis family.