Mr. Will Rogers (Bubba) Lewis, Sr. — 1935-2019
He married his beautiful wife Betty Jean Williams in January of 1954. From this union of over 65 years are five children; Bill, Arlene, Marylois, Jackie and Jeanie.
Will retired from the supply room of West Point Pepperrell in 1996. He began full-time pastoral duties at Faith Assembly of God in Dadeville in 1992. Over the next 23 years, he was a faithful servant of his Lord with visiting, witnessing and leading souls to Jesus Christ. He traveled from Lanett to Dadeville seven days a week – well sometimes taking Monday off. He performed many weddings and funerals and always made sure to include a salvation message at each event. He performed the marriages of his grandchildren Amanda, Erin, Joshua and of his great-granddaughter Shelbie. He also preached his father, Jack’s funeral.
His life was Christ-centered, always saw the good in others and has left a huge legacy as the best husband, dad and pop ever. He loved Nascar, Auburn Tigers, David Pearson, Fireball Roberts, Bill Elliott and anybody that drove a Ford. He loved black coffee, chicken and dumplings, and Betty’s dressing.
Will is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Dorothy Lewis; two sisters, Betty Jean Lewis and Margie Sledge; grandson, Steven Lewis; and nephew, Tracy Sledge.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lewis; his children, Bill (Debbie) Lewis, of Lanett; Arlene (Phil) Morgan, of LaGrange, Marylois (Randy) Calhoun, of LaGrange, Jackie Lewis, of Lanett, Jeanie Wright, of Lanett; grandchildren, Amanda (Johnny) Johnson, Erin (Brittany) Calhoun, Joshua (Kelly) Calhoun and Ashley Lewis; great-grandchildren, Shelbie (Mitchell) Hunt, Brandyn Johnson, Hailey Johnson, Kyler Calhoun, Mason Calhoun, Harper Calhoun, Lorna Calhoun and Kroi Calhoun; great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Hunt; brother in law, Donald Sledge; nephew, Roland Sledge; sisters in law, Sandra Arnett and Rosie McClain.
Will had amazing healthcare in the months preceding his death.
The family would like to recognize Dr. Arvind Kamath, Leanne Knowles, Nurse practitioner, Cassandra Asberry, CNA EAMC Lanier, EAMC Lanier outpatient surgical services, Dr. Ashely Orr, WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, Dr. Armid Moussa, WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, ICU medical staff WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, Callie Baldwin, RN Michelle Rippy, RN and Kelly Hawk, RN, and the hospice staff at WellStar West Georgia Hospice.
Funeral services will be held on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. EST at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. David Copeland officiating. Interment will follow in Marseilles Cemetery in West Point. The family received friends on Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. EST at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted, or a memorial may be made in his name to
Faith Assembly of God, 590 Horseshoe Bend Rd in Dadeville 36853.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.