He was a native of Erwin and was the son of Raymond Broyles and Anna Mae Lewis. Ray had worked in construction as a welder and mason, having worked different jobs across the country then working several years for Dri-Core Inc. in Erwin. He was a member of Maranatha Tabernacle in Unicoi. Ray loved to help people and made friends everywhere he went. He truly loved his wife and family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Clark Lewis and a daughter, Darlene Lewis.
Survivors include his loving wife, Skeeter Doty Lewis; a daughter, Cynthia Gail Lewis of Weaverville, NC; a son, Donald Ray Lewis and wife, Patricia of Erwin; two step-sons, Sheldon Barnes of Limestone and Dale Allen Windham of California; fourteen grandchildren, Stella Lewis, Buster Lewis, Savannah Sprinkle, Dana Walters, Rose Hager, Donny Lewis, Trish Martinez, Steve Hagar, Dakota Barnes, Parker Barnes, Shellie Barnes, Jake Windham, Blake Windham and Carisa Hastings; thirty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; an uncle, Ross Broyles of Jonesborough; special friends, Earl Morrow and Jerry Clouse; also several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Maranatha Tabernacle, off Buckeye Road, Unicoi with Pastor E.L. Wheeler and Rev. Willie Morrow officiating. Special music will be provided by Queenie Wheeler. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until the service hour.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Lewis family. 423-928-2245