Jerry Benjamin Lewter
September 17, 1942 – January 10, 2020
Jerry Benjamin Lewter Sr, 77 of Apex, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2020 after a courageous battle with Leukemia.
Jerry was born on September 17, 1942 in Wake County to the late Elmer B Lewter and Mina Smith Lewter. His wife, Shelby Rollins Lewter preceded him in death.
Jerry worked all his life in construction and was employed with Ferrell Grading for many years until his illness took him out of work.
Jerry loved horses, mules, wagons and enjoyed many buggy and wagon rides with friends around the countryside. Mule Day in Benson was a special week for him each year camping out with his friends.
He leaves behind his two sons, Michael Lewter and Jerry Lewter, Jr. and wife Michelle Anderson Lewter; grandchildren, Crystal Jenkins, Tanner Lewter, Olivia Lewter, Brittany Hyder and Jessie Davis; great-grandchildren, Aulbrey, Tessa, Ezra, Hunter, Shelby, Amara and Gaige; sister-in-law, Josephine Lewter; and nieces, Michele Lewter Hunt and Bobbi Jo Lewter-Mofield, along with their spouses and children.
Visitation will be held at Apex Funeral home on Thursday January 16, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with funeral service immediately following. Burial site will be at Apex Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Jon Utley and Kevin Rollins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Plains Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank all the thoughtful caring nurses and staff at Waverly Clinic and Wake Med during his illness.
Condolences can be shared at apexfuneral.net
- Jeremy Bowser
- David Brockelbank
- Jessie Davis
- Connor Johnston
- Chris Lawson
- Tanner Lewter
- Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Graveside Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
Jerry Benjamin Lewter
Tammy Tingen Truelove
January 13, 2020
Jerry was a wonderful friend of our family as well as Shelby Jean. He and our Dad, Freddie Tingen , were something else when they were together. Lots of laughs and jokes. Not to mention working together for David and Omer. He was at our dads service. Prayers to the boys and the rest of the family. He will be missed.
January 12, 2020
Mr. Lewter will forever hold a special place in my heart. He was so sweet and kind. One past time he loved, his horse and carriage. I had the opportunity to take a ride. What a wonderful day. To his family, may those memories continue to get you though this difficult time. May God hold you close and give you strength.