William D. Lewis
Hephzibah, GA- William D. Lewis, 87, husband of the late Mary Catherine Lamar Lewis, entered into rest Monday, September 19, 2022. He will be greatly missed.
A viewing will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 o’clock at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors. Graveside services and interment will follow at 3:00 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, GA.
William was the son of Ira and Bertha Lewis. He was born in the small town of Ridge Farm, Ill. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to Germany where he became an ammunition supply NCO. After serving his 4-year stint, he returned to Ridge Farm where he met the love of his life, Mary. After a whirlwind courtship, they married, and he soon determined that the Army offered a great career for him and his soon-to-be family. So, he reenlisted in the Army and made it a career, serving another 18 years with tours in Germany followed by tours in Fort Knox, Vietnam (where he earned a Bronze Star and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry), Korea and finally retiring in 1976 as a SFC at Fort Gordon, GA. He never forgot his time serving his country and was always telling stories of the great men he served with.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Bertha, and his brothers, Art, Kenny, Donald, Dean, and sister Barbara.
He is survived by his children, Steve Lewis (Winnie), Jeff and Darrell Lewis (Kristie Ann), and two grandchildren, Jackie and Jeannine.
The family will receive friends from 1 o’clock until time of service, at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.