Lanny Leon Lewis


Lanny Leon Lewis, age 81, of Waco, formerly of McGregor, passed away Monday, October 16, 2023, at a local hospital after a series of illnesses.

Lanny was born November 21, 1941 in Oklahoma and went to pharmacy school there but spent his career in Central Texas.  He was a good friend, neighbor, and enjoyed sharing his humor with everyone he encountered.  Family was very important to him, he is survived by a large extended family including two brothers and their wives and their children and grandchildren, sons and daughters along with their respective spouses and children, and others.

He supported St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and for those who wish to honor him, a donation to one of these charities in his name would be greatly appreciated.

An informal gathering and fellowship to celebrate Lanny’s life will be held Monday, October 23 from 4:30pm – 6pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home’s Reception Center.  For those attending, if you have some photos you would like to share, we encourage you to bring them and tell the story behind them. 

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Reception Center , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, Texas 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jerry&Julie Mangum

    We will miss Lanny very much as a very good neighbor and friend and helped with many things throughout the years. Thank’s Lanny for the memories and may you rest in peace. Jerry & Julie Mangum & Family.

  2. Valerie Olivier

    Dear Lanny, you left much too early. You didn’t give me much time to know you better and understand all the jokes I had a hard time to understand with your Texan accent. You are now in a better place far from all this pain. I am so blessed to have been able to see you three weeks ago and before we kisses goodbye, you assured me I would be well taken care of. I know I will be well taken care of;
    You gave me the best gift ever with your son Jeff who I love from the bottom of my heart and who I will take care of until the end of my life. Rest in peace Lanny. Love you. Valerie

  3. Lanny Leon Lewis, in my family LLL means Live Long and Like it. How well you taught me and many of our Blake Family to do just that. We miss your friendly greetings, the crazy jokes, raucous laughter, listening attention when someone stopped by your table to unload, and eagle eye that always saw when someone needed help from the staff. Heaven is a better place because you are there.

  4. Marion Colibeau

    Dearest Lanny,
    Even though we never got to meet, we feel like we have always known you! We loved hearing your Texan accent over the phone, and Jeff’s Texan accent that would linger on a few hours after he would hang up with you. As well as the many stories that Jeff would share with us of your ranch, donkey and how you were such a respected and loved pharmacist. We feel blessed to have Jeff in our family and lives and we can never thank you enough for that, he is a wonderful man and we are so happy to see how he and Valerie are together. Thank you also for welcoming and embracing our mom into your family. You will be missed – you can count on us to take care of Jeff.
    Julie, Yoan, Julien, Gaïa, Marion

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