OBITUARY

Hal Stanton Lewis

September 6, 1943January 29, 2021
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Hal Stanton Lewis, age 77, passed away on January 29, 2021 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma of heart failure at the home of his youngest daughter, Machelle. Hal was born September 6, 1943 in Bandon, Oregon. He grew up on the St. John's River in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1962, he graduated from Englewood High School in Jacksonville.

At the age of 36 he decided to follow his dream and go crab fishing in Alaska where he lived from 1978 until 2017. He loved Alaska, but always came back to Florida for visits with family and friends.

He was passionate about fishing, books, self-sufficiency, family, and friends. Hal was a free spirit. Full of adventure, some hardship, and much, much laughter. He loved new experiences and was curious about life and the world in which he lived. He will be remembered for his quick wit, humor, thirst for knowledge and enthusiasm for life. His was a life well-lived.

He is predeceased by his parents, Homer Lewis, Sr. and Ella Clark Lewis and his brother Homer Lewis, Jr. He is survived by two brothers, John Lewis and David Lewis and his three children, Julie McCann, Machelle Lewis Barnes and Jacob Lewis, five grandchildren, Jessalyn Starts, Corey McCann, Matthew McCann, Megan York, and Coleman McCann and one great-grandchild, Embersyn Starts.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 5-7 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home with a graveside service being held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 1 p.m.at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hgriversidefuneralhome.com for the Lewis family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Carolyn Roesbery

March 2, 2021

Hal was my neighbor. One time he saw me from across the street cranking a spanner wrench trying to change a tire and he came all the way across the street to say "Hey. Let me do that." I already had one lug off but I said "Okay", and he had that changed in a jiffy. I asked him if he wanted a haircut and he said "nope". After that I always asked him if I could cut his hair and he laughed.

Brian Mitchell

February 27, 2021

I worked around Hal in 1978 to 1981 when I lived here n Dutch . Good guy and friend , smart , funny, always there to help if need be , he had a younger pretty girlfriend while he was out there . Don’t know what happened to her . I think he also had a small boat named moon dog. I had always hoped to meet up with him again someday. Sorry that didn’t happen . Hal you’ll be missed and thought of often. Also I used to live just outside talaqua. When I was a kid.

Evy Willis

February 18, 2021

Hi, my name is Evy. I took a road trip with Jackie Lewis a few years ago and had an opportunity to meet both of David’s brothers.
We visited Hal in the hospital. His jovial manner And sense of positivity has left such a a wonderful impression on me. He seemed to have the staff wrapped around his finger because of his friendly and inclusive manner ....like a happy ship’s captain. He made me smile.
The beautiful slide show of photo memories brought so many interesting dimensions to me for a man I met only once.
I wish the family smiles of his memory to compensate for the loss of this dynamic man.

Mike Sokoloski

February 13, 2021

Hal and I shared a lot of great time s together, fishing crab and halibut, many times taking turns as each others deckhands. Fishing with Hal was such a pleasure that it was more fun than work.
We were also neighbors of sorts in the bush of Alaska, owning adjacent property.
Hal was one of my best friends and I will sure miss him.
I’m including a couple of my favorite pictures I took of Hal in Unalaska back in the early 80’s.
Catch up with you later my friend!

Jackie Lewis

February 11, 2021

According to the date on the camera, this was Hal's trip south from Alaska in 2013. He always flew into Washington, stayed a couple of days with us then either headed to Julie's or Folkston. We would always go to Walmart for his prescription. He was walking the aisles and grabbed this Duck Dynasty pillow. People were laughing everywhere! This is one of my favorite memories of my brother in law Hal. Yes indeed, he was one of a kind. Until we meet again RIP

Hannah Walker

February 11, 2021

I was not well acquainted with Hal, but found him such a pleasure to visit with. He made me laugh! Seeing him with Machelle and hearing her family stories made it obvious that he was well loved and will be missed a great deal. Cling to your memories and speak of him often. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family. Hannah

lucy owens

February 11, 2021

At the grave of Virginia Clark Lewis with the picture of the family Hal placed on the grave.

Lucy Owens

February 11, 2021

Hal at the grave of Virginia Clark Lewis

Lucy Owens

February 11, 2021

Julie, Lucy, Machelle, Hal, Jacob at Graceland, 2015

Lucy Owens

February 11, 2021

Hal at Bass Pro Shop in Memphis on the Observation Deck overlooking the Mississippi River.

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