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Community Pays Homage to J.D. Lewis

Posted February 24, 2007

Friends and family said goodbye Saturday to legendary broadcaster J.D. Lewis.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Raleigh, where Lewis' illustrious career in TV spanned more than four decades.

He was best known as the popular host of "Teenage Frolics", a dance program that debuted on WRAL-TV in 1958.

"After I met this giant of a man, this kind man, this man who believed in helping people, I began to love him,” said friend Stanley Green.

Lewis was also a community and civic leader, a U.S. Marine, and a member of numerous boards and organizations. He was 87 years old.

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  • PJM Feb 25, 2007

    Thanks for Teen Age Frolics....I was not able to go as a child but watched it on T.V.....*Thanks J.D... for our local SOUL TRAIN!*

  • tiggerjaw Feb 25, 2007

    Very smart man and I'm sure he will be greatly missed. God rest Mr. Lewis. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.