Percy S. Lewis, Jr.
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AGE: 58 • San Antonio, TX
Percy S. Lewis Jr., age 58, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. A "Memorial Celebration of Life Service" will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 4:00pm, Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B. Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Previous funeral services were held at Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas on July 14, 2014 with military honor burial at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. Services Guest Book at www.porterloring.com
Percy was born December 30, 1955 to Percy S. Sr. and Doretha M. Lewis in Wilmington, DE. He graduated from De La Warr High School in 1974 where he lettered in three sports. He joined the U.S. Air Force, serving 20 years before retiring. During his military career, Percy was in the Air Force Security Forces and with the Strategic Air Command Elite Guard. He was selected for the Air Force Entertainment Staff where he served as a Tour Director and was a member of the U.S Air Force Tops in Blue. He spent five years entertaining Air Force families in over 40 countries. He later served as an Event Program Coordinator at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. In 1985, he was stage director for Super Bowl XIX half time show. Percy enjoyed being a jazz vocalist and performing solo and with his group, Percy Lewis and Jazz Prodigy, throughout San Antonio and the U.S. He received a Grammy nomination for his 2004 CD, "All's Fair in Love."
Percy is preceded in death by his father, Percy S. Lewis, Sr. (MSgt Ret.) He is survived by his wife, Sherri Lewis; son, Brandon Lewis; daughters, Christina Lewis-Diamond, Andrea Davidson; mother, Doretha Lewis; sisters, Cheryl Lewis Smith (Brian), Sylvia Gaither (Larry); stepsons, Austin Loza (Jenny), Dylan Loza, Qyn Loza; grandson, Braden; nieces, Erika Keyes, Brandi Smith, Kayla Smith; great-nieces, Jayla & Brooklyn; god-daughter, Kenzie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 27, 2014