Marvin E. Lewis (80) was born the son of Margaret Barrett Lewis and Elliott (Slim) Lewis on April 10, 1942, in Fayetteville. Marvin passed away on August 4, 2022, following a short hospitalization. A memorial visitation will be held at Crumpler Funeral Home in Aberdeen on Saturday, August 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. He would be honored to have his friends and family gather there.
Marvin is survived by his daughter, Ginger Snell (Mark), and his son, James (Michelle), as well as his grandsons, Joseph (Lauryn) and Andruw. He is also survived by his brother, Wayne, of Winston Salem, his sister, Elaine Van Vliet (Al) of West End, and his nieces and nephew, all of whom held special places in his heart. Marvin had a wide assortment of cousins spread across the country from Salemburg to California, who brought him joy, particularly at family reunions. Additionally, he was blessed with many, many friends and extended family who meant the world to him. He had a special connection to Dillard the wonder-dog, who misses his daily 2:00 PM shared snack.
It is impossible to remember Marvin without including his superior athletic ability; there wasn’t a ball he didn’t love. At Aberdeen High School, Marvin excelled at both basketball and baseball, once dubbed the “splendid splinter” by his coach. He was known for his agility on the court and on the field, as well as a strong, accurate arm. Marvin became an avid, talented golfer, an impressive bowler, and a nationally recognized billiards player, who wasn’t bashful about taking anyone’s dollar off the table. Ever the competitor, he coached Little League at Colonial Heights Park and still remembered the players’ names on his Carolina Bank-sponsored teams many years later. His proudest moments in sports, however, were watching both his grandsons play Optimist baseball, little league baseball, and Pinecrest baseball; they are his legacy.