Mr. Lewis was born on June 17, 1930, to Lonnie and Pauline (McPherson) Lewis in Texarkana, Texas. He married Sandra Meredith on Sept. 1, 1961, in Texarkana. She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1985.

Survivors include three sons, Jay Lewis, Jeff Lewis, and Joel Lewis all of Stephenville; two daughters, Marcy Hernandez and Merry Wells both of Stephenville; a brother, Virgil Lewis of Texarkana; four sisters, Hazel, Frankie, Johnnie May, and Lonnie; and 12 grandchildren, Rocky, Whitney, J.P., Kody, Gus, Monica, Michael, Sandy, Kayla, Jennifer, Ashley, and Johnathan.

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