Ray Lewis

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Ray Lewis, 67, of China Spring, fell asleep in death peacefully at his residence Friday, August 4, 2017.

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Bobby Johnson officiating.

Ray was born July 11, 1950 to Delma Bennett and adopted by Bill Lewis. During his lifetime he traveled all over the world with his parents. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school and served three tours in the Vietnam War.

He met and married Patricia Kathleen (Kathy) Street. They were together over 43 years and were joined together as one on October 26, 1973. From this union they had one daughter, Adrienne and one son, Waylan. As a family, they enjoyed fishing together and going to the kid’s swim meets.

Ray was a red fish guide on Tradinghouse Reservoir where he acquired the nickname of Ray Filet. He was an avid bird hunter and bird watcher. He had extensive knowledge of God’s creation and was so happy to learn that God’s name is Jehovah! He accepted Jehovah as his God and Jesus as his Savior.

His mother, father, stepfather, Clifford Hodges, and special brother, Mark Lewis, along with father-in-law Leon Street and sister -in-law Joni Clingman preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Kathy Lewis; daughter, Adrienne Lewis of Waco, son, Waylan Lewis and wife. Imelda of San Antonio; and special grandson, Nathaniel Lewis who loved him dearly.

He will be missed by his brother, Larry and wife, Peggy Lewis of El Paso; sister, Andrea and Michael Griffin of El Dorado, Illinois; in-laws Len and Nelda Smith, Jim and Judy Hedge, Rob and Tanya Clingman, Kent and Elaine Street of Paignton, England; Donna and Eddie Qualls, Lorna and Rodney Parrish of Ft Worth, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ray had many fond memories of his friends Joel Butts, Larry Dickenson, Bill Vaughan, Tim McCracken, Joe Saucedo Jr, Joe Shirey, Steve Ferrari, Brian Golden, John Schoff, Jerry Ogden, Paul Barron and his spiritual brother, Bobby Johnson.

With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
Revelation 21:3-5

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tim and Denise Castiglia

    So very sorry, he was a very nice man. We will miss him.

  2. Mary Jones & Kaedynce Foley & Hayden

    My God Father Ray was such a sweet, loving, caring man! So great to our family as small as I can remember ♡ !!! We hold you in our hearts forever & know your watching over me and my children. No longer in pain or suffering but rejoicing In the heavens above! Stay strong Kathy & Audrienne (as kk says “Aunt Adi”) we Love you both so very much!! ♡ ♡

  3. Gerald, Venus, Jerry & kids, Lindsey & Vance

    Our hearts & prayers are with you, Kathleen. .. & all the family ♡♡♡

    The Ogden family

  4. Susan Beene' Nokes

    Kathy and family,
    I want to extend my sympathy in the loss of Ray. I know you hold dear the memories you have and the future prospect of eternal life without any pain, sorrow and death. May the God of Comfort, Jehovah give you strength and courage.

    Susan Beene’ Nokes

  5. This a sad time for which it will get better. Ray was a very nice man and I am very glad to have met all of you. Now like you verse no more pain and you will see each other again. Lots of love. Debbie Trautman

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