BANE, Sr., Lewis Thomas
Lewis Thomas (Lewie) Bane, Sr.
September 17, 1919 ~ January 2, 2015
Lewis Thomas (Lewie) Bane, Sr., 95, of Pearisburg completed his “life’s journey” Friday, January 2, 2015 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital. He was surrounded by his children and went peacefully to be with his much missed wife Bernice and with the Lord. He was born September 17, 1919 in Fincastle, VA, to the late John Thomas and Nannie Susan Weeks Bane. He served his country as a Master Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy during World War II with honors and on May 26, 1944, he received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Bravery for his heroism on the destroyer ship the USS Thatcher from United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He served the Giles Co. Judicial System as a deputy sheriff and later served and retired as Magistrate. He was active most of his lifetime following his love and passion for raising, training and showing horses. He held many titles as ringmaster and judge for many years. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Bernice Handy Bane; three brothers, John, Morris and Russell Bane; three sisters, Audrey Vaught, Lucille Stewart and Aliene Neil. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Lewis (Tom) Bane, Jr., Dublin, and Tim (Judy) Bane, Pearisburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda (Ray) Gill, Fairview, TX, Bonnie (Danny) Talbert, Dublin and Patricia (Donnie) Woodyard, Pearisburg; brother and sister-in-law, Benny (Hilda) Bane, Marshall, TX; grandsons, Brian (Kiyo) Hamilton, Plano, TX, Donnie Woodyard, Baton Rouge, LA, Kevin (Brittany) Talbert, Dublin and Lewis “Tripp” (Christi) Bane, Troutville; granddaughters, Cherad (Kevin) Cloran, Bedford, Savannah and Olivia Bane, Pearisburg; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial followed with military rites provided by the Narrows American Legion Post 68, Pembroke American Legion Post 311 and VFW Post 6000. The Bane family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate. (540-921-2985)