William Gordon Lewis

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

William Gordon Lewis died Tuesday, Sept. 13. 2011, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 89.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Mae Clark; his father, William Henry Lewis; his first wife, Mary Ethel Shingler Lewis; a son, William Howard Lewis; a great-grandson, John Clinton Roland; two sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Mary McBroom Lewis of Vicksburg; daughters, Louise Roland (Johnny) of Eagle Lake, Martha Friley (Robert), Brenda McDevitt, Tammy Markham (James) and Lisa King (Rex), all of Vicksburg; a son, Dennis Lewis (Cindy) of Vicksburg; a brother, James Lewis of Houston; 16 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a number of great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Taylor Lewis, Trent Lewis, Dennis Lewis Jr., Howard Lewis Jr., Christy Lewis, Taylor King, Bradley King, Heather Barnes, Kim Barnes, Todd Friley, Randy Friley, Robin Currie, Rebecca Lee, Cindy Heilman, John Roland Jr. and Mark Roland.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Friley, Robert Henry, Guy Lewis, Jimmy Lewis, Danny Lewis, Johnny Lewis, Leo Foster, Mike Wigley, Lorenzo Foster, Albert Foster and members of the Vicksburg Church of Christ.