He was born Sept. 16, 1917, the son of Thomas Richard, Sr., and Evelyn Janette (Cagle) Lewis. He married Miss Gladys Juanita Mitchell Dec. 27, 1941.
Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Gladys Lewis; one son, Billy Mitchell Lewis; one grandson, Michael Blaine Lewis; and three brothers, Thomas Richard Lewis, Jr., Johnny Lewis, and Albert Lewis.
He is survived by one son, Tony Lewis and wife, Melissa, of Midway; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, Lexie Clark; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Balch-Johnston Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).