William Buckner Lewis Jr.

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William Buckner Lewis, Jr. lost his battle with cancer on April 14, 2014. Bucky was born on June 13, 1941 in Valdosta, GA. to the late W. B. Lewis, Sr. and Pauline Coffman Lewis and grew up in Jasper, FL. He attended public schools in Union County and graduated a Cadet Captain from Georgia Military Academy in College Park, GA. "Class of 1959" and was also a graduate of Valdosta State College. Bucky served his country in the United States Army Reserves. He worked hard and was fortunate enough to secure a job with the U.S. Government as a Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agent. He was stationed mainly in Gainesville, GA. Bucky retired from ATF in 1991 and moved to Raiford, FL. where he got involved with bee keeping, a hobby he truly enjoyed. He was associated with both the Mason and the Shriners. Bucky was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Dorothy Sue Lewis, Vivian Allen Cash and Martha Marie Lewis.

Bucky was married to the former Sue McGowan of Quitman, GA. They have two children, Martha Lewis Vega Velez and her husband Melvin Vega Velez of Anchorage, Alaska and Leslie Nadine Roake and her husband Dr. Brian Roake, M.D. of Panama City, FL.; four grandchildren, Cheryl Ann Vega Velez, Marlisa Vega Velez, Trevor and Gavin Roake. Also surviving Bucky is his sister Beverly Lewis Breckenridge, his brother Paul Lewis (Carol) both of Raiford, FL. and John Lewis (Sara) of Pensacola Beach, FL.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home with his cousin Rev. John McGowan officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday at the funeral home beginning at 10:00a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 6037 West U.S. 90 Lake City, FL 32055 or to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1298, Jasper, FL. 32052.

Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements.

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Harry T. Reid Funeral Home - Jasper
901 4th Street NW P.O. Box 71
Jasper, FL 32052
(386) 792-2669
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014