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Homer I. "Pete" Lewis Obituary
February 1, 1919 - October 21, 2015
MAJOR GENERAL HOMER I. "PETE" LEWIS, USAF, Retired age 96, passed away peacefully at home in Eagle Pass, Texas early morning, Wednesday, October 21, 2015. He was born February 1, 1919 in Asheville, North Carolina to Edith Little and Homer Irving Lewis. After living in New York City area and with family in North Carolina, he moved to Texas in 1932. He attended Culver Military Academy and won a competitive appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1938. After a year of Naval Academy, he resigned and entered the University of Texas. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserve Infantry in 1940. He was called to active duty in 1941, with assignments in the United States and the European Theatre with air combat missions over central Europe in a B-17 aircraft.

Pete Lewis arrived in Eagle Pass in 1950 with his family to pursue ranch, farm, and retail business opportunities both in Maverick County and Coahuila, Mexico. He also retained his close associations with the U.S.A.F. Reserve. In 1971, he was nominated by the President to serve as Chief Air Force Reserve and in 1972 he assumed the additional duty as the Air Force Reserve Commander. Pete retired from the military service in 1975. He was married to Dorothy Jane Lehrer Lewis for 63 years prior to her death in 2003. He is survived by his three sons: Peter William Lewis, Stephen Wayne Lewis, and William Lehrer Lewis. He is also survived by his wife, Ingrid Parkinson Lewis. They were married in June 2009. Over his decades of residency in Eagle Pass, Pete Lewis participated in every aspect of community life and held a special passion for the romance of rural South Texas and Northern Mexico. He was an active member of Redeemer Episcopal Church of Eagle Pass.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Yeager Barrera Mortuary with visitation from 9am-12:00 p.m. The chapel service will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. with the Reverend Matthew Frey, officiating. Interment will follow at the Maverick County Cemetery with full Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. In Lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to Redeemer Episcopal School 648 Monroe St. Eagle Pass, TX 78852

Funeral Arrangement under the care of: Yeager Barrera Mortuary 1613 Del Rio Blvd. Eagle Pass, TX 78853. PH: 830-773-3211


Published in Express-News on Oct. 27, 2015
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