Lewis Douglas Monk, Jr.
Born in Hampton, Va., March 26, 1960, Doug is the son of the late Lewis D. Monk, Sr. and Lorine DeLong Monk of Danville who survives. Doug was met joyfully at Heaven’s Door on February 15, 2018, by brothers Jesse and John and sister Dana, eleven cousins and other close relatives. A disabled U.S. Navy Veteran, Doug died unexpectedly of heart failure problems. He had served as a rescue swimmer and crew member of Helicopter Squadron HS12 aboard the USS Independence in the United States Navy.
From age fifteen, Doug was employed at Riverside Lanes in Danville, Va. where the Bud Banks family mentored him there. He also worked for Romi’s where he became close friends with the Potojecki family. He then worked at a Tazewell County coal mine before joining the Navy. He was a graduate of Tunstall High School, class of 1978 and a member of the State Championship Baseball team in 1976.
Doug fostered lasting friendships throughout his life, all who mourn his passing. At sixteen, he was a State Bowling Champion and later became an honorary Viking in Sweden to where he and friends often exchanged visits.
He became a member of Shermont Baptist Church at a young age and was baptized. He recommitted his life to Christ during an R.J. Barber, Jr. sermon at Spring Garden, Va, in his later years.
Doug is survived by adoring and adorned twin sons, Joshua Lewis Monk, wife Justine and son Archer Thomas of Raleigh, N.C., Jacob Conley Monk of Apex, N.C., one brother, Robert Monk Sr. and wife Danna of Blairs, Va., one sister Mauriah Smith and husband Jeremy of Providence, N.C., a brother-in-law, William J. Davis of Danville, Va., nephews, Scott Davis, Manassas, Va., Bradley Davis, Richmond, Va., Robert C. Monk Jr., Sutherlin, Va., Will C. Smith of Providence, N.C., nieces, Hilary Monk, Blairs, Va., LoriLee Davis, Danville, Va. and Molly Smith, Providence, N.C. Also, Archie and Yvonne Monk, Bristol, Va., Roger and Carol Monk, Richlands, Va. and family of the late Ralph Edward Monk, Tazewell, Va.
Also Jacob and Haylie Doss who will always treasure memories of Doug’s adoring grandfatherly presence.
Visitation will be Monday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will follow at 2:00 p.m.
Peace to all, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Monk family.
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