Obituary: Donald Ray Lewis, Jr.


Donald Ray Lewis, Jr., (known by those who knew him well as “Donnie Buckwheat Lewis”) 53, of Cullman passed away Jan. 11, 2021. He was born March 11, 1967 in Jefferson County to Donald Ray Lewis, Sr. and Janice Marie Grubbs.

Mr. Lewis was a handyman by trade. He was talented in many areas and he could do a little bit of everything. If he wasn’t working, he could be found fishing or deer hunting. He was a member of Redan Baptist Church in Holly Pond. But most importantly, Donnie was also a son, father, and grandfather and he loved his family very much.

Donnie is preceded in death by his mother Janice Grubbs Lavender.

He is survived by his father Donald Ray Lewis, Sr; son Zachary Lewis; daughters Patience and Steven Smith, Shannon Lewis and Harold Dingler, and Kayla Gunter and Michael Hayes; sister Donna Yancy; grandchildren Kouhyn Lewis, Mason Watts, Mia Dunaway, Marlee Dingler, Diesel Hayes; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Lewis are at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Level Cemetery. Friends may visit with the Lewis family an hour prior to services at the funeral home Friday from 1 p.m. until services begin at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations towards Mr. Lewis’ funeral expenses are appreciated.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lewis family.