Ernest Lewis, 84, of Clyde, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Feb. 18, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Jo Lewis; step-son, Jason Alan Plemmons; brother, Jess (Bonnie) Lewis; sisters, Shirley Shepherd, Jane Ann Conard, and Aileen Cox; and several nephews.

Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, Jess Lewis and Hazel Clontz Lewis Henderson; and brothers-in-law, Charles Conard and Bobby Shepherd.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at Smoky Mountain Chapel with Pastor Neal Roland and the Rev. Frank Wyatt officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Center Pigeon Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernest’s name to: Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at

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