William J. Lewis, III of Opelika, Alabama was born in Montgomery, Alabama on December 24, 1966 and passed away at East Alabama Medical Center on Aug. 12, 2020. He was 53 years old.

Jay was a heavy equipment operator for Vulcan Materials and drove a truck for M & M Trucking where he got the handle “Big Dawg.” He was a proud husband, father, and grandfather. He was special to his grandkids lives and was known for telling a good joke.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Jackson Lewis, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teresa L. Lewis; children, Dalton, Shelby, Brian Aaron, Jordynn, and London; parents, Wally and Toneia Young; and step-mother, Debbie Lewis; brother, Wally Young, III (Katie); sisters, Valencia Reeves, Amanda Barbaree (Nic), Lisa Davis (Mike), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.

Visitation was held in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home on Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Graveside service was held on Aug. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Garden Hills Cemetery with Brother, Danny Dean officiating.