George Russell Lewis
April 10, 1930 – February 1, 2020
George Russell Lewis (89) of Huntsville, AL and Orlando, FL passed away at his daughter’s home in Orlando, FL on February 1, 2020.
George was born in Houston, TX on April 10, 1930 to Ina Young Pharr and Frank Lewis. George was in the US Navy from 1946 -1949 and again 1951-1953. The Navy sent him to college at UC Berkley and while in grad school he helped setup the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Following graduation he was employed by the Navy as a Physicist in China Lake, CA from 1954 through 1966. The family moved to Maitland Florida in 1966 for a job with Martin Marietta. George continued a long career in Aerospace from 1976 through 2004 in Illinois and Huntsville, AL. George was predeceased by his wife, Ulma Fay James (Ruleville, MS) and is survived by his four children: James Frank Lewis(66) Elgin, IL; Madelyn Lewis (65) San Diego, CA (spouse Don Otsuka); Georgeanne Lewis,63, Orlando, FL and Larry Lewis (57) Rockford IL. George leaves a widow, Ruth Ann Dickinson Lewis of Huntsville, Al.