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Nickson Bruce Lewis Obituary
LEWIS Nickson Bruce Lewis, 73, passed away February 12, 2014 in Community Hospice, Hadlow Center, Jacksonville, FL. He courageously fought brain cancer for 43 months. He died peacefully surrounded by his brother, daughter and son-in-law. Nick was born in Thomasville, GA. October 14, 1940 to Mary Emma & James Lewis. They moved along with his siblings to Albany, GA. when he was very young. He attended public schools in Albany graduating from Albany High School in the Class of 1959. He entered the U.S. Navy after graduation and served aboard the USS Albany during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After the Navy, he returned to Albany for a short time. Following the birth of his two children, he moved his family to Jacksonville, FL. There he started a long career in the motion picture industry. His career took him from Jacksonville to Atlanta, to Dallas, to Orlando and back to Dallas. He retired as a film buyer from Cinemark Pictures in 2009. From there, he returned to Albany, GA. and bought the family property on the Flint River. He loved to fish, hunt, and play golf. Being a former member of the Jacksonville Bulldog Club, he was an avid Dawg fan. A DGD! He joins in heaven his loving wife, Marsha, whom he cared for during her long battle with breast cancer, their best buddy pet schnauzer, Huey, his parents Mary and James, his brother Bobby and his step-dad Elvin. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Mary Christine (Christy) Bowen (Michael), grandson Michael, Jr. Jacksonville, FL., his son John Andrew (Andy) Lewis, Albany, GA., stepdaughter Sandy Hulsberg (John) and step- grandchildren, Ryan, Emily and Gamble of Orange Park, FL., sister Sylvia Lewis Knight of Albany, GA., and brother Bo Lewis (Lisa) of Jacksonville., his constant companions, schnauzers Sam & Boo and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8 at 11:00am at William B. Barnett Lodge #187, 3870 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL., 32207. You may wear your Red & Black to honor Nick and his beloved Dawgs. Nick, Marsha and Huey will be buried together at a later date at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, Nick has asked that donations be made to The Will Rogers Foundation, Community Hospice of NE Florida or any No Kill Animal Shelter of your choice. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 2, 2014
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