William Lewis

William Nelson Lewis

Wednesday, April 2nd, 1952 - Monday, February 1st, 2021
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William Nelson Lewis, 68 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021, at his home.

He was born Wednesday, April 2, 1952 in Crossville, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Homer and Dorothy Watley Lewis.

He enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping, jeeping, farming, raising horses and cattle, but mostly, spending time with his family. He loved the Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Little Will, and brothers, Homer Sidney Lewis Jr., Basil Lewis, and Garry Lewis.

Survivors include:

Wife- Virginia Briggs Lewis of Sparta, TN

Daughter- Kim Lewis Morgan (Matt) of Crossville, TN

Son- Tim Swoape (Rob) of New York, NY

Grandson- Lyric Morgan

Brothers- Bethel Lewis (Ginger) of Rock Island, TN and Tim Lewis (Teresa) of Crossville, TN

Many nieces, nephews, and other family members, friends, and church family at BonDeCroft Baptist Church also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Matt McClain and Jason Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Eastland Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until time of the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers to serve are Butch Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis, Tommy Kirby, Steve Rollins, Matt Morgan, Dwane Scott, and Eddie Pack.

Lyric Morgan will serve as Honorary Pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association:
American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023
Merrifield, VA 22116-7023


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 1:00pm
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Eastland Cemetery
    Eastland Road
    Sparta, TN 38583
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Carlotta Lee

Posted at 12:08pm
After high school-at some point-Nelson came to Nashville to go to Nashville Auto/Diesel college(NADC). Our family lived in Hendersonville-about 20 minutes north of Nashville-and Nelson came to visit us some while he was attending NADC. We had not grown up being close to him & the rest of his brothers, but we were cousins. We enjoyed getting to know Nelson better through those visits. I met Virginia at a Lewis reunion several years back & had only been to a few reunions since that time. I could tell just by being around them that they loved each other very much. I send my condolences to Virginia & the rest of the family. I am so thankful to know that Nelson is with the Lord! We’ve been praying for him through his illness, but will continue to pray for the family-especially Virginia. Sending love & prayers. A cousin-Carlotta Lee

Eddie Qualls

Posted at 04:35pm
I grew up with Nelson, we went to Church and school together. We were always close friends and could always laugh and cut up. Although I hadn’t seen him much in a while I still feel as tho he were a brother. I will miss him always and cherish our memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to Virginia and family and may God be with you all.
Eddie Qualls

ocie d nash jr

Posted at 12:02pm
Nelson was a true friend and brother in Christ He will be missed, my Condolences to Virginia and the family.

Marlene Lowery

Posted at 07:40pm
So sorry to hear of Nelson's passing . He was great to work for at Wagner. Thoughts and prayers for the family

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Posted at 02:13pm
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