William Edward Lewis
September 11, 1937 – June 29, 2020
William Edward Lewis, Sr, 82 of Sulphur, LA was called Home on June 29, 2020.
William was the third of six children born to John and Judith Lewis on September 11, 1937 in Cumberland, Maryland.
He attended and graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1956, where he was a Marine Reserve before enlisting in the United States Air Force later in 1956. His first duty station was Chennault Air Force Base, it was here he met and married his one true love, Catherine Golden. Together they welcomed three children; William Jr., Jeffrey, and Lori.
Upon meeting William, you would be surprised about the exciting life he lived, places he went and things he did. He was a simple man, dutiful to his career but more so his family. Through his years of military service, he worked as an Electronic Warfare Systems Technician, also serving in Vietnam. In 1977, after 21 years of service, he retired as a Master Sargent.
Although retired, he did not slow down; he began working at PPG in Westlake, LA as an Instrument Technician for twenty four years until his retirement in 2001. When he was not at work, you would find him doing various projects around the house, as he was very handy and could do anything from welding to carpentry. He enjoyed learning new things, telling stories, fishing, and painting.
His most cherished promotion came when his rank changed to Grandpa. He welcomed the task of staying busy with his grandchildren; he doted on them at every chance.
He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, his son, William "Bill" Lewis Jr. his brother, Jim Lewis, and his sister, Barbara Clupp.
Those left to recount his exciting tales are; his wife of 59 years, Catherine, his children; Jeffrey (Melody) Lewis and Lori (Steve) Perkins, and a daughter in-law, Sherrie Lewis, his grandchildren; Camryn Lewis, Emily Perkins, Alexander Perkins and Amber Viator; a sister Judy "Snook" Felton, and two brothers, Sidney (Pam) Lewis, and John (Teresa) Lewis.
He will be laid to rest in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh, LA, on Friday, July 3, 2020.
We invite you to sign his digital register book, leave a favorite memory or sentiment of condolences at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
- Catherine Lewis, Spouse
- Jeffrey Lewis (Melody Lewis), Son
- Lori Perkins (Steve Perkins), Daughter
- Sherrie Lewis, Daughter In-Law
- Camryn Lewis, Grandchild
- Emily Perkins, Grandchild
- Alexander Perkins, Grandchild
- Amber Viator, Grandchild
- Sidney Lewis (Pam Lewis), Brother
- Judy “Snook” Felton, Sister
- John Lewis (Teresa Lewis), Brother
- John Harvey Lewis (Judith Elsworth True Lewis), Parents (deceased)
- William "Bill" Lewis Jr., Son (deceased)
- Jim Lewis, Brother (deceased)
- Barbara Clupp, Sister (deceased)
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Friday, July 3, 2020
William Edward Lewis
July 3, 2020
It hurts to think about going on without you, but we promised you that we would, and you taught us to honor our promises.
We will take care of Mom now, and take comfort knowing that you are not suffering in pain anymore. You and Billy can rest easy together until we all join you in Heaven.
I am so proud of you and the way you chose to live your life. You put others needs before your own. You served your country, provided for your family, and loved us all to your final breath.
I Love you and miss you so much already.
I will be strong.
July 2, 2020
We met you through your precious son, Bill. Arnold and I cherish the time you and Katherine visited and stayed in our home you will be missed.
July 2, 2020
I have the best memories of being at the Lewis home in high school. It was always a fun, safe space. I was always treated like a part of the family. I love this family so much. Prayers for all.