Celebration of Life
First Christian Church
2323 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, May 10, 2021
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Texas Home Health
5201 Indiana Avenue, Suite 1015
Lubbock, TX  79413

I served in the Air Force.

Donald "Skeeter" Ray LewisI am a Veteran.

of Lubbock, TX

October 7, 1933 - May 4, 2021

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Lt. Col. Donald Ray Lewis, also known as “Skeeter”, passed into Jesus’ loving arms on May 4. He was born on October 7, 1933 in Quitaque, Texas on a cotton farm, where he grew up with his parents, E.P. and Mae Lewis, and two brothers, Glenn and Byron. Don is a Texas Tech alumni, famous for his time as #19 halfback, namely on the 1954 Gator Bowl team in their win against Auburn. He went on to become a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and was highly regarded by his superiors and peers. Don was also a scratch golfer and loved to spend time on the course. He also loved to meet up with his former Tech “cronies” at Henry D’s for breakfast. He was a legendary man, a “hot shot”, full of life and love with an excellent sense of humor. He had unwavering character and a kind and humble heart. He will be sorely missed by all.

Don is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Mary Lewis, who he loved with his whole heart. He has two daughters, Terry and Shara, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, stepchildren, Lynn and Barry, and his brother, Byron, all of whom he loved dearly and each of whom feel deeply connected to him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, E.P. and Mae Lewis, his daughter, Revis and his brother Glenn.

A celebration of his life service will be held on Monday, May 10, at 11AM at First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway, with Rev. Paul Carpenter officiating.

Memorials may be made to Texas Home Health, 5201 Indiana Avenue, Suite 1015, Lubbock, Texas 79413 or the charity of your choice.

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3 Condolence(s)
Doris Mackey Dillon
Farmersville, TX
Friday, May 7, 2021

Terri and Shara,
I am sad to hear about the death of your beloved father.
Loosing your father leaves a broken heart. I hope you find comfort in knowing he will still be looking down on you and caring for you.
You are in my thoughts and prayers

Byron Lewis
Kingwood, TX
Thursday, May 6, 2021

RIP Brother.

Ambur Copley
Spring, TX
Thursday, May 6, 2021

I will miss you! Love you always