In Memory

Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis

William Charles Lewis Jr passed away on July 29, 2022 at the age of 78. He was born in Marshall, Texas to the late William Charles Lewis, Sr. and Betty Brazil Lewis.

After graduating from Marshall High School, he selected Texas A & M University for his college career. His fond memories of life at College Station remained forever with him. His academic career was followed by service in the United States Air Force, where he served as Captain. In 2005, after 33 years, he retired as Chief of Real Estate division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans.

Since 1976 Bill resided in the New Orleans area, where he enjoyed his reign with his daughter as the 39th Monarchs of the Krewe of Pegasus. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the friendship of his golfing buddies; his greatest pleasures were the numerous cruises with Peggy.

Bill is survived by his present wife of 19 years, Peggy Wilson Sparck-Lewis. For 30 years he was married to the late Brenda Meyers Lewis of New Albany, MS and devoted father of the late Gregory M. Lewis (Melissa) and survived by daughter, Angela L. McDaniel (Jim). He cherished his grandsons: Brandon, Jacob, Connor Lewis, Hunter and granddaughter, Madison Morales. 

His life with Peggy included his significant role as father to Ellen Sparck Causey (Jamie) and Jennifer Sparck Campbell (Duane). To Meg Causey, Drew Causey and Patrick Campbell, he was a lovable grandfather. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Jane Meyers of Tupelo, MS, Jane Wilson of New Orleans and Uncle of Casey Meyers (Amy) of Southhaven, MS.

Visitation for friends and relatives will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 8:30am at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA. The Funeral Mass will follow at 12pm with an interment in Metairie Cemetery. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to Our Lady of Wisdom Health Center- especially Sr. Catherine Riggs M.C.; nurses, Christina and Sharon; physical therapist, Sierra; and the doctors, nurses and staff at Ochsner Hospital on the West Bank for their excellent care of Bill.

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07/30/22 07:15 PM #1    

John Stropp

 It is with sorrow that I read of the passing of one of our favorite  classmates, Bill Lewis. Bill was a great guy and a good friend. He was a kindhearted, congenial person that with fun to be around. He could always pick you up. We went through junior high, high school and college together. Our years at Texas A&M were special and forged a particularly strong relationship. I think we all enjoyed the pleasure of his company and he will be greatly missed by us all. JS




08/01/22 08:53 PM #2    

Narcissa Moore (Channell)

Like me, Bill was a Sam Houston (East End student)  I am so saddened by his death.  He had a smile for everybody and his absence at our 60th Reunion will be such a loss.

08/21/22 03:30 PM #3    

Melissa Wall (Taylor)

Bill was one of my special friends who could always be counted on to bring a smile to your face!  He was genuine, kind and loved being an Aggie!  He was also a great dancer and I have wonderful memories of kicking up our heels together.  You are missed my sweet friend!  Melissa 

08/22/22 04:31 PM #4    

Karen Foster (Ray)

Bill was the last of the East Austin Street Gang members.  Bunch of elementary school kids  who rode bikes, hung out and played night games of a hide & seek nature, day games of football, baseball and assundry other "good kid" games. Some from East End and some from the Catholic school.   Good memories. He will always have a warm place in my heart.

08/23/22 05:00 PM #5    

Narcie Moore (Crosby)

Bill will always be remembered. I was able to find a couple of pictures of him and me dancing at one of the May Fates at East End. I sent them to his daughter and she had heard of the yearly May Fates, but hadn't seen any pictures. She loved them. He was genuine, kind and funny. I remember him with love.

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