Carl Lewis


Mr. Carl James Lewis Jr., 78, husband of Virginia Oneil Bowen Lewis and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. A native of Cape Charles, he was the son of the late Carl James Lewis Sr. and the late Page Williams Lewis. He was a retired senior tunnel mechanic for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and a member of St. Charles Catholic Church.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by three children, Jennifer L. Slovinski and her husband, Matt, of Virginia Beach, Kimmie Anne Gagliano and her husband, John, of Yorktown, Va., and C.J. Lewis and his wife, Ashleigh, of Seaford, Va.; a sister, Diana Faye Moore and her husband, Billy, of Cape Charles; a brother, David Lewis and his wife, Sandra, of Cape Charles; three grandchildren, Ashlee Bradford, Carl Lewis IV, and Alan Lewis; two nephews, Robbie Moore Jr. and Andrew Lewis; and his beloved dog, Tucker. He was predeceased by a nephew, David A. Lewis Jr.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Cape Charles Cemetery with Father J. Michael Breslin officiating. Family  joined friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Flowers were accepted or memorials could be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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