Walter A Lewis

March 2, 1924September 5, 2018

Walter Andrew Lewis, age 94 of Corryton, went to his eternal home on September 5, 2018, at Beverly Park Place. He was a man of great patience and faith, and a wonderful father, husband and friend to all who touched his life. Born on March 2, 1924, in Sevierville, TN, he was the second child of Jesse Lewis and Nettie Cash Lewis. He grew up in Knox County working in farm labor until he entered the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach, where he received a Purple Heart and a number of other distinguished service awards. Upon his return home on November 1, 1945, he married his love, Jessie Irene Woods. Together, they had four children - David, Betty, Paul and John. For 35 years, Walter worked at his floor finishing business alongside his father, Jesse, and his sons. His later years were spent with Knox County Schools. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Irene Lewis; sons, David Lewis and John Lewis; parents, Jesse and Nettie Cash Lewis; sisters, Pearl Davis and Lucille Ivey; brother, James Lewis; sister-in-law, Leona Lewis; brothers-in-law, Milum Davis and Fred Owens; and son-in-law, Charles Travis. He is survived by children, Betty Lewis Travis, Paul Lewis and wife Mitzi; sister, Mary Owens; brothers, Charles Lewis and wife Geneva, Ben Lewis; sister-in-law, Jeanette Lewis; brother-in-law, Burl Ivey; his five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A special thank you to the third floor caregivers at Beverly Park Place for their love and care for Dad. Family will receive friends, Friday September 7, 2018 at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home, 7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville TN from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with funeral service to follow with Mark Hammond to officiate. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00am with Military Honors. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Walter A Lewis

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Gayle Lynch

September 7, 2018

Betty and Paul your dad was a good man. He was country and christian. He was a hard worker and a family man. A good son, brother, father, grandfather and a good uncle to me. After grandma Lewis passed he asked me to come to his house. I went, he gave me the nicest gift for all the care I gladly gave his mother my grandma Lewis for seven years in the nursing home I worked and where she lived. I saw Uncle Walt and Irene often during that time. He will be missed. He is in Heaven with Aunt Irene taking care of Heaven's gardens.
This is picture of his father Jessie Lewis who worked with Uncle Walt until papaw retired. He looked like his daddy. There are many angels in Heaven from our family and they are dearly missed. Gayle

Amy Woods Kellerman

September 6, 2018

I’m sad for all of you, but I know that Uncle Walt lived a good life and he and Aunt Irene are now reunited. Daddy spoke often of how much he respected Walt. A distinct memory I have is when Dad watched the movie Saving Private Ryan. The beginning depicts the D-Day invasion. Dad sat there with tears in his eyes, and he said that he never before understood why, when he asked Walt about what it was like (his time in the war), that he would never speak about it..... Dad said he would ask often, as he was just a young kid (Not yet 10, but fascinated with the war like all kids who have never been to see it’s horrors). Dad said seeing that, made him realize what a miracle it was that Walt ever made it home. I have many fond memories of visiting with aunt Irene and Uncle Walt, when we would come in from Texas. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Charles Travis

September 5, 2018

The times when I was young, grandpa took me fishing.