Lewis, Sr., Walter Henry

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Walter Henry Lewis Sr. of Blacksburg, Virginia was born in Radford on July 24, 1926 and passed away May 31, 2020 at the age of 93. Preceded in death by parents Walter James Lewis and Lillie Mae Lewis of Radford Va. Also preceded in death by sisters Carrie Brown and Ivory Lee Booth and daughter Jacqueline Eaves.

He is survived by wife Myrtle I. Lewis, Sister Catherine Delaney, Radford, Virginia, daughters Rev. Vera Worthy (Richard) New Castle, DE, Rev Shelia Bradshaw (Harold) Lakewood Ranch, FL, Marilyn Saunders Fairborn, OH, Sons Walter H Lewis Jr, (Bobbie), Nashville, TN, Rev. James Maszerine Lewis (Linda), Milwaukee, WI,. Grandkids, Paul Saunders II, Brian Saunders, Karen Eaves, Stacy Hodges, Ceteka Gooch, Walter Lewis III, James Lewis, Jason Lewis, Jamon Lewis, Marilyn Lewis, Kathy Parmley, Kelly Mobly, Paul Mitchel, Kim Bradshaw and Christopher Bradshaw.

He leaves behind 26 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and adopted children too many to count.

Walter was Navy veteran of WWII. He a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Radford, where he served as a Deacon, Father of the Church, the Male Chorus and served on a number of committees up until his death. He was a graduate of Christiansburg Institute and Past President of the Alumni Association and held various positions within the organization. He was a Past President of St John Masonic Lodge #35. He retired from Virginia Tech and Verizon. He served at the head of the Lewis Family.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. Coles Casey officiating. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions attendance limited 70 attendees.