Vogle Jerome Lewis, Jr., 63 of 384 Zion Church Road, Rockingham, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte where he was surrounded by his beloved family.
He was born Jan. 22, 1948, the first son of Priscilla A. Lewis and the late Vogle J. Lewis, Sr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Anne Robinson Lewis; two daughters, Aime McCall and husband Chris McCall of Monroe and Alden Kohl and husband Jon Kohl of Troy; six grandchildren, Whitney and Christopher Morgan, Lacey McCall, and Jordan, Jacob and Gracie Kohl. In addition are his mother, Pricilla A. Lewis; a brother, Crawford Lewis; a sister, Margaret Leak and husband Randy; a brother-in-law, Richard Robinson and wife Cynthia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Following high school he attended Sandhills Community College before joining the U.S. Army where he was trained as a medic and sent to serve as a medical specialist with the 4th Battalion of the 9th Infantry stationed in Vietnam. There he earned the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Medical Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He remained a devoted veteran all his life and was very active in the VFW.
Jerome loved hunting, fishing, and serving as a volunteer fireman for many years. However, his greatest joys were his family and his church, Zion United Methodist, where he sang in the choir and enjoyed the love and fellowship of his faith family. He will be dearly remembered and sorely missed by all who were blessed to call him friend.
The family will receive visitors at Watson-King Funeral Home Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. and at other times at the family home on Zion Church Road. Funeral services will be held at Zion United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Matt Seals and the Rev. Chris Leak officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, VFW Post 4203, 106 Old River Rd. Rockingham, NC 28379 or to Zion United Methodist Church, 123 Zion Church Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379.
Online condolences may be made at www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.
Watson-King Funeral Home of Rockingham is serving the family.