Lt. Col. (Retired) William “Bill” Lewis, 80, of Lockhart, died Sunday, March 4, 2012. He was born May 1, 1931 in Miami, Fla., the son of Guy and Lois Bridges Lewis. He was a retired pilot for the United States Air Force and a member of the Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Nelson Lewis and granddaughter, Ann Carter.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Vanderslice Lewis; two daughters: Stephanie (J, D.) Carter and Laurie Blair, all of Odessa, Texas; three brothers: Harold (Ruth) Lewis, of Denver N.C., Harold (Helen) Lewis, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Keith (Sara) Lewis, of Griffin, Ga.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, in the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel in Arkadelphia, Ark., with Rev. Hollis McDermott officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Joan, Ark.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Arrangements under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St., Arkadelphia, Ark. (870) 246-4551.