Lewis Turner Wimbish

April 12, 1930March 22, 2019

Joe Community of Madison County-Lewis Turner Wimbish, 88 died on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Lewis was born in Winston-Salem on April 12, 1930, to the late Edwin and Ollie Mae Mitchell Wimbish. Lewis was a photographer who had photographs published in Blue Ridge Magazine and was also an excellent cook having had recipes published in Southern Living Magazine. He was a generous man who in his lifetime donated over 50 gallons of blood. In his early years, Lewis was a Lay Minister in the United Methodist Church for many years. He was also a Boy Scout leader in the United Methodist Church. After his retirement, Lewis was very active in the Salvation Army where he thoroughly enjoyed ringing the bell at Christmas and working on the “War Cry” route. He was a Salvation Army Man of the Year in 2000. Lewis served honorably in the US Navy. In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Lowe Wimbish; sisters, Dorothy Stafford, Helen Burchette, Lucille Loyd, and Lucy Mae Willett; twin brother, James Wimbish; brothers, Edwin Wimbish, and Johnny Wimbish.

Lewis is survived by his daughter, Lucy Lowe Hill (Keith); brothers-in-law, Eugene Lowe (Leona) and Marvin Lowe (Ruth); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 30, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with members of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial will follow at Hurricane View Cemetery at Maple Springs. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 am prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a meal served at the family home place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Mountain Missions, Shelton Laurel Corp at 35 Mountain Mission Rd, Clyde, NC 28721 or the American Red Cross at 100 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804.



  • Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019


  • Burial

Lewis Turner Wimbish

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Donna Duncan (Lowe)

March 26, 2019

Uncle Lewis always had a smile and kind words. Many times he would share the word of the Lord with me and his trip to Jerusalem. Also, I have his delicious recipe for spaghetti; he sure was a great cook. I am also blessed to have the bible he gave to Mom & Dad from the Holy Land.

Lucy Dawn may your faith in the Lord give you a special peace and knowing so many have you in their prayers.

Love, Donna, Frank