Josh Lewis

josh lewis

August 2, 1976 ~ November 30, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Westminster, SC

Joshua Michael Lewis, 47, of Westminster, SC, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Josh was born August 2, 1976, in Asheville, NC. He was a graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School, Class of ’94. An expert salesman, he had a successful career with Farm Bureau Insurance and worked most recently as a real estate agent, having graduated from Cumbie & Trull Real Estate School, Asheville. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality and unwavering love for the Lord, having served several years with Gideon International.

He is survived by his father, William Ronald “Ron” Lewis (Linda Lewis); mother, Judy Surrett Lewis; wife, Kelia Rymer Lewis; children, Addison (Audra), Hailey (Michael), Lauren, David, Samuel and Jonah; granddaughters, Makenzi, Tinsley, Baileigh, Harper and Serenity; sister, Megan Morgan (Phillip Morgan); half-brother, Zach Lewis (Aimee Lewis); and many other family members and friends.

Josh was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, the Rev. Claude and Valerie Surrett; paternal grandparents, Bill and Leola Lewis; and step-father, Mickey Allen.

The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Green Hills Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Thurman will officiate.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: December 3, 2023 2:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I knew josh as a kid and young man. Son of one of my favorite people , Ron Lewis I remember Josh as a friendly and outgoing person who always had great faith. Not only a wonderful salesman but a fair and gentle man. In the last few months he was a teacher of God’s word and his posts on Facebook were a testimony to his understanding of the world around him . His heart was big and full of love for all I am sure he loved his huge family more than words can express. This is a shock not only to his family but to all that knew of him . With the strong faith of his family God will begin the healing process

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. Josh died way too soon, no one knows God’s timeline. He leaves behind a large family who will sorely miss him.
    Gary and Ann lewis

  3. Judy i am so sorry for your loss. God bless and comfort you, Megan and your family. All our love, Mike and Arlene Eubank

  4. I remember meeting Josh at church he was a very kind man. I wish the family 👪 all the best prayers. May GOD bless all of you.

  5. Judy, Megan, and Family,
    Our hearts break for your loss. God is in control and will give you His grace and peace to bear your burden. Losing a child is always hard no matter what age. May each one of you feel the love from your friends and church families and know that our prayers are for the Lord to comfort each one of you. What a glorious reunion in heaven awaits us!
    Our Love in Jesus,
    Royce & Gwenda

  6. Judy – I am so sorry to hear about Josh. Please know that our thoughts AND PRAYERS are with each one of you. We love you and if there is anything we can do for any of you, please do not hesitate to let us know.

  7. Dear Judy, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Meagan and all your family. Will keep you in my heart.❤️

  8. Josh was a great friend to so many people. I have a strong sense his reward in heaven is a great one. He was so generous. I am thankful to have known him.

  9. Judy, Meaghan and all the family,
    So sorry to hear of loss of a son and brother. Praying for strength and peace for you in days ahead.
    Carolyn and Gerald Stamey

  10. Mr.and Mrs. Lewis, I am sad to hear of your loss. Prayers and condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. I will always remember Josh as a happy and very loving and outgoing precious child. We will see him and rejoice with him one grand day.

  11. Kelia and boys, Judy and family-

    I’m so sorry for Josh’s untimely passing. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the weeks to come. We are holding you close.
    Emily, Tony and Etta Dezio

  12. Josh was a wonderful human, a loyal friend and champion for faith.
    My family and I am very grateful to have had Josh in our lives.
    Judy and Ron,
    Thank you for sharing Josh with this world.
    Johnny, Janet, Jaylen and Jordan Moody

  13. Our hearts and prayers are with the family as you mourn the loss of Josh but celebrate his time with you.
    MUCH Love & Friendship, Martin & Sandy Anderson

  14. Judy and family – I am so sorry to read this about your son. You are in my prayers and trusting God to be close to you during this time!

  15. Henry and Wendy met Josh back in 2017 when he called Henry to give us directions to the community we were looking for in Asheville and he welcomed us with love and open arms! We will forever remember his smile and his passion for the Lord! Rest in the Presence of your Savior Josh!👑❤️

  16. Mrs Lewis sorry to hear about your loss, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks, praying the Lord will supply all your needs during this time.

  17. Judy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you as you go through this time of sorrow.

  18. Nothing in this life prepares us for the staggering blow of losing a child. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am grieving with you.

  19. Cindy and I are so sorry to hear about Josh’s passing. He was always so kind and full of life! Our thoughts and prayers

  20. Judy, Megan, and family, I am so sorry to hear the news. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

    Ronnie Gentry

  21. Judy, Megan & Family…..May your love of God comfort you during this most difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  22. Judy & family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

    Sonia Pressley

  23. Judy & family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

  24. Josh was a brother to me. He always had my back and never let me down. God Speed Josh. I will see you again my brother. I’ll never forget the time we spent together.

  25. Rest in peace, Josh! I will never forget you and I will always be forever Grateful for the inspiration, friendship, brother, and Savior you were for me and my son Justin. You left us way too soon because God had bigger plans for you.
    And your word is being heard❤️

  26. Josh was a good friend and was dedicated to the values that he held close. I always appreciated his positive attitude and genuine spirit. He will be missed!

  27. I am so sorry for the loss of a really good man. No words can say the felt feelings for his passing. Comfort is that he knew the lord and you will be reunited one holy day. Blessings to you all.

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. We are so sorry for your loss. Love your Florida Family,
    Uncle Randy, Aunt Wendy, Munga, Aubrie, Steven & Arley, Zachary & Liz.

  29. Judy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find comfort in knowing he is with Jesus.
    I send you, Megan and your entire family my deepest condolences.

  30. Our deepest sympathy during this time, we pray God will give you all peace and comfort. We love you Dale, Angel,Tyler and Katlyn Lewis

  31. I am so very saddened by the news. I remember Josh when he was just a little guy. So full of life.
    Ms Lewis, my prayers are with you and all your family.

  32. Judy and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Please know that our love thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dan and Margaret Kitchin

  33. Dear Judy and family,
    I am so very sorry and pray for you and your family the peace and comfort only God can give during this time of grief.
    Jane Cole Pruden

  34. Dear Judy and family,
    I am so very sorry and pray for you and your family the peace and comfort only God can give during this time of grief.
    Jane Cole Pruden

  35. Mrs. Lewis and family, I am so sorry for your earthly loss. Praying for you today and in the days to come as you walk this grief journey. May God comfort you!

  36. This was a man who meant the world to me and got me though so much I love him with all of me and I know he will always be by my side.

  37. The sadness I feel cannot be measured, as I say goodbye to man I was married to for a very long time. Judy and Ron, my prayers are with you through this heartache, and I love you both. Thank you Josh, for the wonderful times we shared, and for the memories that are everlasting. To my beautiful daughter and son, my heart is with you, and I love you from the purest piece of my heart. Rest peacefully Josh, you will always be missed and remembered with love!

  38. Josh was a good friend of mine! I remember going over to him and his dad’s house often! I’m so saddened by this news. He was a great person and a wonderful friend! Godspeed Josh!

  39. Dear Judy and family, I just saw this and I’m so sorry for your loss! May the Lord comfort you through this season of mourning. Love, James & Donna Moore

  40. Josh was a great friend. Met him many years ago at the Barbershop I worked at. He was such a great Man of God. I will truly miss him until I see him again. Praying for his family and friends. What a Huge loss this is.

  41. Judy & family,We are so sorry to hear the passing of your Josh. There is quite a celebration going on up above when Josh went over to that new address at his Heavenly location. What a beautiful location that must be. Just remember Josh hasn’t left you, he will always be with you, only changing his address. Celebrating at that Heavenly location with his Grandparents, Uncle Claude & Aunt Valerie have welcomed Josh to that beautiful Heavenly location. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.Love, Jean & Charles Trantham

  42. I am so sorry to hear Josh pasted away he was a wonderful man and student
    Your family are in my prayers
    Teresa & Phillip Jarvis

  43. Dad, I love you so much and you will always be remembered and loved by so many. You truly left such an impact on so many lives and it warms my heart to see the difference you made in this world. Your work on this earth is done daddy, and I know your reward in Heaven must be huge. I can only imagine. Thank you for being my dad and for all that you taught me in this life. I’ll always carry you in my heart, and I’ll miss you for all the years to come until we meet again in Heaven one day. What an amazing reunion that’ll be. I love you with all my heart and soul. Rest in the arms of the Lord now daddy. I love you as big as the sky forever and always. Heaven is so lucky to have you.

    Your Little Angel

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