Lewisburg-Lewis Elon Feamster, 93, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Greenbrier Medical Center in Ronceverte.
Lewis was born Apr. 16, 1920, in an apartment over Strealeys Restaurant on Washington Street in Lewisburg, the son of William Elon Feamster and Estelle Clayton Lipps. The family moved into the Old Greenbrier County Library and lived there three years and his brother was born there in 1925.
He was a graduate of Lewisburg High School. He served his country in World War II as a Sergeant with the 4th Repair Squadron 4th Air Depot Group as an airplane mechanic serving in Australia, New Guinea, Luzon and The Phillipines. He was employed by Kroger nine years and with VEPCO 39 years.
Lewis was a 75-year member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church serving as a Trustee and a member of the Official Board. He was active in the American Legion Post 69, Fairlea Ruritan Club and Greenbrier Valley Antique Car Club. His hobbies were hunting, woodworking, gardening and antique cars.
He was proud of his heritage through Dr. Cyrus A. Rupert (great-grandfather) for whom the town of Rupert was named and William McClung (great-great-great-grandfather) the first white settler in Rupert.
Lewis was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Gillespie, Nellie Rupert Feamster; and brother, William Feamster.
He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Dorothy King Feamster; son, Donald Lewis Feamster (Patty) of Cleveland, NC; daughter, Nancy Turner of Morgantown; grandson, Shiloh Trairi Turner of Morgantown; step-grandson, Shawn McClung (Bobbi) of Alderson; step-great-granddaughter, Lauren Comi, Morgantown; nieces and nephews, Betty Gillespie Young, Jeff, Pam and Sarah; brother-in-law, Jim King (Bonnie) of Fairlea; and three special young ladies who were like daughters, Linda Dunbar Redmond, Meg Tuckwiller Munton and Susie Cole Handley and special friends, Dorothy and Jeanette Albaugh.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m., at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel in Lewisburg with the Rev. Rick Brown and the Rev. Beth Peters officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Rosewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice House, 223 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 69, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
In consideration of the family’s health, please refrain from wearing fragrance.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.