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Robert “Bobby” Luther Lewis

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Robert “Bobby” Luther Lewis, age 70, of Dolphin, VA passed away January 3, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his father, John “Achie” Harman Lewis, Sr.; his brother, Billy Lewis; and his sister, Beverly Jackson.  He is survived by his mother, Mable Temple Lewis; his children, Chad Lewis and wife P.C., Curt Lewis and wife Patti, and Wendy Glasscock; his grandchildren, Lindsey Lambert, Nicholas Glasscock, Harley Jones, Kurt Velvin, Megan Lewis and Mallory Lewis; his great grandchildren, Mason and Zach Lambert; his brothers, John H. “Buddy” Lewis, Jr. and Barron Lewis and wife Melissa; his brother-in-law, Larry Jackson; and numerous nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Church Cemetery, Dolphin, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Church Cemetery Fund c/o Dorothy Lucy, 6062 Liberty Rd., Dolphin, VA  23843.  Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.

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