Lewis Witherspoon

Obituary of Lewis James Witherspoon

Lewis James Witherspoon also known as “Slick” was born August 5, 1952 in Sumter, SC to the late Ronnie and Susie Mae Watson Witherspoon, Sr.

Lewis was a member of the Kingsbury Church of Christ in Sumter, SC. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Sumter High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1971 and served this grateful nation.

One of the fond memories of Lewis is that he loved to talk and make people laugh. He loved his family and the Church Bible Class. Lewis was married to the late Leola Hickman.

In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Hickman and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a nephew.

Lewis passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Warriors Walk Center in Columbia, SC.

Lewis leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter, Latoya Rashael (Joseph) Bowman; four grandchildren, Devon Mitchell, Larry King III, Alexis Bowman and Marlah Bowman; five brothers, Tracy Oliver, Ronnie (Deborah Ann) Witherspoon, Gerome Witherspoon, Johnny (Nicholette) Witherspoon and Kenneth (Betty) Witherspoon; three sisters, Deborah Jean Hardy, Dianne (Elijah) Burgess and Veronica (Kevin) Mack; four aunts, Martha Nails, Emma Witherspoon, Gladys Witherspoon and Bernice Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Public Visitation

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Whites Mortuary LLC
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Worship Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Church of Christ
215 Kingsbury Drive
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Interment Service

Hillside Memorial Park `
2445 Cains Mill Road
Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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