Sidney Gabriel Tew, Sr., age 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, April 4, 2015 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Cary First Baptist Church, 218 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Another celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 1481 Fleet Cooper Road, Roseboro, NC. The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the church cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Duke and Christine Tew; and grandson, Zachary Royal.
Sidney was a retired farmer and government contractor, a loving brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who never met a stranger.
Mr. Tew is survived by his children, Dolores Howard and husband, Jay, S. Gabriel Tew, Jr. and wife, Sharlene, Monica Royal and husband, Gary, Melinda Kearney and husband, Steve, and Jonathan Tew and wife, Lynn, and their mother, Ginger B. Tew; brothers, Wallace Tew and wife, Violet, and DC Tew; sister, Phyllis Tew and husband, Bobby; grandchildren, Courtney McLamb, Georgia and Jess Howard, Sidney III and wife, Paizley, Nathan, Kristin, Jacob, Luke, and Janna Tew, Rhys, Kelsey and Ally Grace Royal, Justin and Jane Joyner and Steven Kearney, Jr., Jordan and Dawson Tew; and great-grandchild, Currin Howard.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina. Condolences may be made at www.thomasfuneral.com