William Franklin "Bill" LEWIS

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LEWIS, Mr. WIilliam Franklin "Bill," age 94 of Eastman, GA, and formerly of Tampa, FL, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Serenity Hospice in Dublin, GA. Memorial services will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, March 23, at First Presbyterian Church Eastman, Georgia with interment in Garden of Memories, Tampa, FL. A World War II veteran, he served in the 8th Air Force in England and flew 57 missions in B-17s. His medals included a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and a Distinguished Flying Cross. He was later stationed at MacDill AFB. His second career was as a certified Landscape Architect, Agronomist, and Environmental Engineer. During part of this career he served as the head of Roads and Grounds at MacDill AFB. A member of the Tampa Primitive Baptist Church, was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Mary Nell Brannen Lewis. Survivors: Roger Lewis (Becky), Robynn Holland (Steve); Randall Lewis (Kathy), and Phillip Lewis (Vicki); 8 Grandchildren; 11 Great-Grandchildren. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman has charge of arrangements. www.stokes-southerland.com

Published in TBO.com on Mar. 23, 2013
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