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.

9 responses to “William D. Lewis”

  1. May eternal rest be granted to Mr. William Lewis and may his soul thru the Mercy of God rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him now and forever, Amen!

    May Gods grace be upon his family during this
    time of mourning and lighten their hearts.

  2. Steve, Jeff and Darrell: We are thinking of you and your families as you celebrate the life of your beloved Father. May many happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time, and for the days and weeks that follow. We are sharing in your sadness as you remember your Dad. He was a good friend to our family for 45+ years. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Thank you for your service in the US Army Bill, and may you rest in eternal peace.

  3. My sympathies to the Lewis family for your great loss. I met Bill Lewis a few years ago and, even recently, had some fun exchanges with him on Face Book, so I know of his good sense of humor. I also know that he leaves behind a good family who will represent him well as a successor generation of the family that he and his wife, Mary Lewis, started years ago. While Bill will always be missed, I hope your fond memories of him will give the family comfort.

  4. Our condolences to the entire Lewis family. Having worked with Winnie for many years I remember her fondly telling me what a nice time her family had after each visit with “Grandma” and “Grandpa” in Georgia. And how much Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed seeing Jackie and Jeannine.

  5. Our sympathies to the entire Lewis family. Having worked with Winnie for many years I recall her often telling me about her and Steve’s planned trips to Georgia and how Jackie and Jeannine were going to visit “Grandma and Grandpa.”

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