Carl Hoover Tew
Carl Hoover Tew
  • March 13, 1930 - October 11, 2017
  • Dunn, North Carolina

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Carl Hoover Tew, age 87, of Dunn passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

He was born in Sampson County, North Carolina on March 13, 1930 the son of the late Roscoe Franklin Tew and Rosilia Williford Tew. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Wallace “Dick” Tew and Velmon Tew.

Carl was a farmer all his life and worked hard to provide for his family through the years by growing various crops. He was a faithful and active member of his home church, Roberts Grove OFWB of Spivey’s Corner, NC. After retiring from a life of farming he worked at Waste Industries and then a job that gave him immense pleasure delivering ice cream for Jackson’s Dairy. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them and he also enjoyed tinkering around the homestead finding new uses for old things.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years Doris Strickland Tew of the home; daughter, Sharon Hooton and husband David of Dunn; grandchildren, Jill Smith and husband Scot and Hollie Meininger and husband Nick; great grandchildren, Gavin Smith, Olivia Meininger and Graham Smith; sister, Iris Odell Naylor of Dunn, NC and his faithful canine companions, Hank and Peanut.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Roberts Grove OFWB Church with Rev. Fred Baker and Rev. Ricky Warren officiating. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.