August 22, 1956 ~ January 30, 2022

Born in: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Lewis Stanley Free, 65, born in Pardee Hospital, August 22, 1956, and raised in Hendersonville, NC passed January 30, 2022, in his home in Johnson City, TN where he resided the last four years. He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Stanley Free and step-father John Robert Franklin.

He is survived by his beautiful mother Norma Jean Franklin. Also surviving daughter Samantha, sister Theresa, brother Brian, brother Darren, and many amazing nieces, and nephews.

Lewis served in the US Army. He enjoyed music, fishing, trying new things, family, and friends. He was a gentle, strong, and loving soul. He never met a stranger.

A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home, 856 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the WNC State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.


Funeral Service: February 9, 2022 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


Visitation: February 9, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805



Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


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  1. Lewis was kind, considerate and caring. He loved his family and provided comfort for all he knew. We will miss you Lewis!

  2. Daddy there is not enough words to describe how much I miss you, how much I love you, how much you’ve helped me grow, how much I appreciate you. I want to call you to cut up, and chit chat. I want to hear your laughter again. I know you can hear me now, but you are in a much better place. You have no more struggles. Give everyone a hug for me. I love you Daddy to the moon and back times infinity, and butterfly kisses.


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