Woodrow Wilson "Snorkey" Lewis Sr.

December 4, 1917March 24, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Lewis, Sr. 1917 - 2013

Woodrow Wilson "Snorky" Lewis, Sr., passed away March 24, 2013.

He was born December 4, 1917, in Woodville, Florida and lived in the Woodville community his entire life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howell Green Lewis and Joanna Alligood Lewis; his wife of 62 years, Raye Rogers Lewis; brothers, Henry Felkel Lewis and H.G. “Bobby” Lewis; and sisters, Inez Linton, Rachel Lewis, and Mary Benedict. Wilson attended Woodville Elementary School and Florida State University School. He enlisted in the Army during World War II, serving in Italy and North Africa. Upon his return, he trained as an electrician at Lively Vocational Technical School and then worked at Florida State University as an electrician for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling. He was an avid Seminole booster, and especially enjoyed attending FSU football and baseball games. Gardening was a favorite activity and he enjoyed sharing the vegetables with friends and family. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, FSU Letterman Club, American Legion, Moose Lodge, and Woodville Men's Club. He attended Woodville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his three sons, Woody (Kathy) Lewis, Rick (Martha) Lewis, and Terry (Hilda) Lewis; six grandchildren, Victor Lewis, Dan and Sam Blount, Jarrett, Brandon, and Suzanna Lewis; six great grandchildren, Riley Dodd-Lewis, Gabe, Haley and Shiloh Blount, Grayson and Claire Lewis.

The visitation will be Wednesday, March 27, from 6 to 8:00 pm at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, March 28 at Woodville United Methodist Church, followed by a graveside burial service at Woodville Cemetery. Donations can be made in his name to Big Bend Hospice or Woodville United Methodist Church.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013

Woodrow Wilson "Snorkey" Lewis Sr.

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Barbara Palmer

April 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lewis family , I'll truly sorry For your loss. May God be with you and give you strength.

Steve & Carmen Harris

March 29, 2013

Woody, Ricky and Terry: My heart grieves with yours at the passing of your Daddy. My heart and love are with you all. You remain in our daily prayers.

Ted Knight

March 28, 2013

Wanted to wish your family the best during these trying times. Remeber some good times when Bobby and I were spending time with every one in Woodville. Ted Knight

Johnny Colson

March 28, 2013

Woody, sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family have our prayers.

March 28, 2013

We are sharing your heartache. Know that prayers are lifted on your behalf, for peace and comfort. Bob and Mary

Vernell Strumski

March 27, 2013

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Judy and Tommy Laster

March 27, 2013

Woody, Ricky, and Terry ... your parents were both very special to us. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Father. He was one of God's special people!!

Ary Miller

March 27, 2013

Woody and Ricky I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you entire family during these times.

Janie McPherson

March 27, 2013

Dear Woody, Ricky and Terry, your daddy was such fun to be around. He was always smiling and joking with us kids and throughout the years Mr. Wilson remained the same kind, jolly, sweet soul. He will be missed but certainly leaves us with some happy memories. Your daddy was a man to be proud of. God bless you.

Peggy Johns

March 27, 2013

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you. Mr. Lewis seemed like part of our family too. Thanks for sharing him with us. I'm so grateful for the time we shared with him in Goldsboro, I'll never forget that and seeing him glowing with pride. May God give you all comfort and peace. Love and prayers, Peggy and Jimmy Johns