Howard Lewis, 90, of Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his residence following a long battle with diabetes and leukemia.
Howard was born in Calhoun, GA on October 30, 1928 to the late Howard Lewis, Sr. & Ruby Hight Lewis but had lived most of his life in Chattanooga. He also lived in Nashville, Chicago, & New York City. He was a 1946 graduate of Chattanooga Central High School and received his B.A. degree from Florida State Christian College. He was a Computer Science Engineer, having worked for Railway Express Agency for 17 years, rising from a clerk in Chattanooga to the head of all computer operations for the company in New York City. He was also employed with the City of Chattanooga for 15 years. Howard served in the 181st Field Artillery Battalion of the United States National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Lewis was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church, having joined while in his teens. He was an avid fan of U.T. football and basketball and was a season ticket holder for over forty years. He attended all home games, many road and bowl games, including games in Hawaii, New Orleans, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando & Tampa. He also had season basketball tickets for eight years. In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his brother, Perry Leon Lewis, and grandson, Adam Justin Carroll.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marian Cartee Lewis; daughter, Marilyn Lewis Cason; son-in-law, Rocky Cason; sister, Frances Montag Reber; brother-in-law, Ken Reber; sister-in-law, Lynne Cartee Shaw; several nieces, nephews, & cousins.
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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. Paul Ritch & Dr. Robert Daugherty officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Chattanooga High School Class of 1953, of which he was an honorary member. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to a charity of your choice.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.