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Joel "JS" Sampson Tew

October 7, 1944 May 15, 2018
Joel "JS"  Sampson  Tew
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Obituary for Joel "JS" Sampson Tew

Mr. Joel “JS” Sampson Tew Jr., 73, of Mt. Olive, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at SECU Hospice in Smithfield, NC. Mr. Tew was born October 7, 1944 in Sampson County to the late Joel Sampson & Sarah Avis Hudson Tew.  Mr. Tew was also preceded in death by his brother, Glen E. Tew.

Mr. Tew worked as an auto mechanic and owned and operated Joel’s Lift Truck Service for many years. He loved gardening and flowers and loved his family.  He was a simple man who lived a simple life.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tew Family Cemetery.

Mr. Tew is survived by his son, Joel Kevin Tew & Jan of Sunset Beach; brothers, Jimmy E. Tew & wife Bonnie of Cary, Gary W. Tew & wife Judy of Coats, Ricky L. Tew & wife Carolyn of Garner; sisters, Lois Tew Lee & husband James of Dunn, Ernestine Tew Tart & husband Dwight of Emerald Isle, and Kathy Tew Woodlief & husband Alan of Wake Forest; and several nephews and nieces.

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