Donald James Lewis better known to family and friends as "Red" for his red hair in his youth passed quietly in his home October 2, 2017.
He is preceded in death by his wonderful parents Jack Worth Lewis and Jo Hewitt Lewis as well as a sister Marylee Lewis Honeycutt. He is survived by the love of his life and business partner Beverly Lewis whose love and care of him was unmatched. He was also survived by his stepson's Jason Douglas and Josh Douglas; two granddaughters Kierstin and Peyton of Georgia; sister in law Donna Lee and Aunt Linnie Daniels from Georgia. He is also survived by his brother Jerry Crawford Lewis "JC" as well as his aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hewitt of Wilmington, NC
Red was a fixture in the history of Pleasure Island. He also owned and operated the Fort Fisher Trading post for over 35 years and once he married Beverly they became quite the team.
Red was injured in an accident in his youth that caused him to be partially paralyzed but that never stopped him from anything he wanted to do from fishing, hunting and always caring for others. He was known as a very giving and loving man to all. His sense of humor was dry and quick.
A celebration of life will be scheduled and announced in due time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to an event that was close to his heart, The Got em On Live Bait Club’s Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament. This is hosted every year at the Kure Beach Pier and people come from all over to enjoy this event. Donations can be left at the Kure Beach Pier in his name.
The Lewis Family would like to specially thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Dr. McCabb for their love and support. The Lewis Family also wants to thank The Kidney Foundation and all the staff at Davita for their love and support of Beverly and Red.
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Deeply saddened by this news. Red always brought a smile to your face! My children always wanted to take their money to buy a treat at Red's and in the old days see shadow! RIP your memory will live on... Love, "Doc", Cheryl, Ashton and Alex Lawley
Submitted by Cheryl Lawley on Dec 29 2017 09:44:10 AM
So sorry to hear about your lost. My prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Reba Gurganious on Oct 12 2017 07:45:27 PM
Red, I sure hope you took some shrimp with you cause you know your Aunt Patsy was sitting there waiting. And you'll pay hell if you didn't. You were always one of my favorite cousins. Im so glad you found happiness but you just left too soon. If you see my Daddy give him a.hug.
Submitted by Phil Davis on Oct 8 2017 06:08:35 PM
RIP...miss you Red!
Submitted by Sterling Hinshaw on Oct 8 2017 01:10:14 PM
Your legacy will forever remain in our beach community and our hearts. Rest easy Red. God bless your family.
Submitted by John and Sandra O'Dell on Oct 7 2017 07:54:53 PM
John and Sandra O'Dell lit a candle for Donald James Lewis
John and Sandra O'Dell lit a candle on Oct 7 2017 07:52:45 PM
Fair weather and following seas Red Pepper.
Submitted by Cliff Matthews on Oct 7 2017 05:58:41 PM
You were a good man and boss , i will miss you,love you Red pepper
Submitted by Wanda Wilkinson on Oct 7 2017 04:34:08 PM
He will be missed. I drove Red to Hoggard High School back in the '70's. He was truly a funny guy with a loving and giving heart. Love and prayers to Beverly.
Submitted by Cathy and Jerry Heglar on Oct 7 2017 08:31:12 AM
Great Guy. Always with a smile and a laugh. Kindness seem easy to him
Submitted by Pamela greenough on Oct 7 2017 08:29:06 AM
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