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Lewis Deveaux Blake , Iii

November 2, 1946 — June 2, 2022

Durham – Lewis D. Blake III, age 75, died at home on June 2, 2022 after a

courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 2, 1946 to the late

Alice H. Blake and Lewis D. Blake Jr.

Lewis attended Belton High School in Belton, South Carolina, Clemson

University, and received his MA in Mathematics from Duke University in 1978.

Prior to attending Duke, he spent 4 ½ years in the Navy serving mostly as a

supply officer on the USS Nimitz. Lewis’ entire teaching career of close to 40

years was spent employed by the Duke Math Department. During this time he

won several distinguished teaching awards from Duke University.

In his early years Lewis spent many years with his sons as a Boy Scout leader of

Troop 412. Lewis loved hiking and traveling with his wife and children as well as

spending time together at their beloved Charleston beach house. He also always

followed his Clemson Tigers football and Duke Blue Devils basketball teams.

Lewis is survived by his wife Cheryl of almost 37 years, and his children Lewis IV

(Jessica), Bill (Amelia) and Alice (Brian). He also had 2 grandchildren , Robin

and Iris.

A remembrance and celebration of Lewis’ life will be held Sunday, June 12 at

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham at 4PM.. A private burial will take

place at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham on June 13th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eno River Association

(, or the charity of your choice.

The Blake family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: – select obituaries.
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