Clarence Lewis 1929-2018


Services for Clarence Ray Lewis, 88, of Ben Wheeler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Ronnie Daniell officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories. 

He passed away April 28, 2018 at his home. He was born May 5, 1929 in McKinney to Hester Clay and Leona Brown Lewis.

He was a Baptist by faith. He worked hard his entire life. He began his working career at Hudson Motor Car, then Pontiac Division of GM, and then Claude Hall Wrecking Yard.

From there, he worked for Borden’s Milk Company and later owned and operated three dump trucks. He worked for Greyhound Bus Lines and then advanced to Greyhound Van Lines.

After retiring in 1972, he began farming and ranching in Ben Wheeler. He was elected the Justice of Peace for Van Zandt County Precinct 4.

He became a director at the Van Zandt County Farm Bureau, while running the Farm Bureau Store in Canton and served as a delegate for Farm Bureau for the State of Texas. He loved horses.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lewis.

He is survived by his son, Larry (Sue) Lewis of Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Carolyn Holmes of Pflugerville; grandson, Skip Lewis of Ben Wheeler; one step-grandson Christopher Blakely of Louisville, Ky.; two step-grandchildren, Missty Beaird (Tim) of Temple and Maxwell (Christina) Holmes of Frisco; three great-grandchildren, Araya Holden, Cody Warrington and Emma Blakely; seven step great-grandchildren, Corban Beaird, Coltan Beaird, Cohan Beaird, Chloe Beaird, Cael Beaird, Kobe Wilson and Kylie Holmes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Skip Lewis, Corky Randolph, Will Morgan Jr., Daniel Chambers, Dewayne Blakely, and Thomas Simpson. Honorary pallbearer is Clarence Ritchie.

Family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be given in his honor to Harbor Hospice 727 East Front Street Suite 100 Tyler, TX 75702 or to Meals on Wheels.

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