Ralph Lewis PDF Print E-mail

Ralph Schumpert Lewis, 77, of Prosperity, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 23, 1943, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Jesse W. and Myra Schumpert Lewis. He was a 1965 Graduate of Clemson College where he was the first graduate of the Food Science and Technology Curriculum. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He retired from the Food and Drug Industry after many years of service and was a partner in a car repair and tire business in San Antonio, TX. After living away for 35 years he and his wife retired back to Newberry County. He had a love for gardening. He was a life long learner and enjoyed reading and discussing politics. His greatest joy however, was his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Andrea Shealy Lewis; sons, Jesse (Kelly) Lewis of Prosperity and Chad (Debbie) Lewis of Midlothian, VA; a daughter, Amanda (Stefan) Holt of Gray Court; grandchildren, Allie Pergerson, Fritz W. Lewis, Graylyn Lewis, Reagan Lewis, Collin Holt, Dawson Lewis, Christopher Holt, and Meagan (Jacob) Bellar; a dear lifelong friend, Willie Mendenhall; and a number of dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Burton Lewis and Hugh Lewis.

The family will be at their home on Hollands Landing Road.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Prosperity Cemetery by the Rev. Michael Price. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, General Fund, PO Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Habitat For Humanity, 322 W. Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709-9906.

Friends may come by the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home from Saturday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to view and sign the guest register.



 

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#18 Deborah Ruff 2021-01-05 08:11
Andrea, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. He was a fighter and will be missed by many.
 
 
#17 Kent Hayes 2021-01-03 22:27
Andrea, So sorry for your loss, enjoyed our few years with your family in Altavista. Kent andJerrye
 
 
#16 Willie J Mendenhall 2021-01-02 12:39
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the Lewis Family. I will miss one of my best gardening partners that I have come across in a long time.
 
 
#15 Frank Partridge 2021-01-01 19:33
Andrea & Family. Sorry to learn of the passing of Ralph. He was a fine man and will be missed by many people. You have my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed our friendship.
 
 
#14 Wayne Fountain 2021-01-01 15:51
A couple of days earlier I told Andrea I would like to visit Ralph in the hospital but was not possible. I was so sad when Andrea called to tell me he passed away. From the first time we met he was one of those rare people that are easy to be friends with. I recall him talking about his accomplishments and that he had a good life. My condolences to Andrea and their family.
 
 
#13 Becky and John Pugh 2021-01-01 13:13
Andrea and family,
You have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since Harriette told me Ralph was having surgery. He put up a good fight to over the problem. We will continue to think about you and pray for you. With my health problems I cannot go to his service
Becky and John Pugh
 
 
#12 Rodney Bedenbaugh 2021-01-01 12:23
Andrea & Family, May our risen Christ comfort you now and in the days ahead. Mary and Rodney Bedenbaugh
 
 
#11 Carolyn Kibler 2021-01-01 12:04
Andrea and family, Jim and I are saddened by Ralph's passing. Prayers for God's comfort and peace during this time.
 
 
#10 Harry L Amick 2021-01-01 11:07
My thoughts go out to all the family. May God guide you in this time and always. Prayers and love to all.
 
 
#9 Angela Pitts 2020-12-31 23:34
Jesse “Coach” Kelly & family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May God surround you all with Peace that surpasses all understanding.
Angela & Allen (Po)
 
 
#8 Sinclair Talbot 2020-12-31 23:11
I am saddened to learn of your loss. Ralph was such a family man. You and your family are in my prayers as you grieve. Be comforted by memories of happy times spent together.
 
 
#7 McLennan 2020-12-31 21:08
Thinking of you all and praying for comfort and peace. So terribly sorry for your loss of Mr. Ralph.
 
 
#6 Jackie Haltiwanger 2020-12-31 19:27
Kelly and Families, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#5 Debbie Dominick 2020-12-31 17:58
Holding you close in my heart and lifting you up in prayer. May God carry you in the times you feel you may fall. I have such loving memories of Mr Ralph and will miss him dearly.
 
 
#4 Lynn W. Wessinger 2020-12-31 17:30
I am SO sorry to hear about Mr. Ralph. I know he will be dearly missed by all who knew him, as he will be by his church family at Grace. Love to you, Andrea, and to all your family. My prayer is for peace and comfort knowing he is in the loving arms of Jesus.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
 
 
#3 Jimmy Dawkins 2020-12-31 16:30
Andrea and family, Mom and I are very sorry to hear about Ralph. May God surround you with his love, comfort, and peace during this difficult time. Allene and Jimmy Dawkins
 
 
#2 Rhonda Lindler 2020-12-31 14:57
So sorry for your loss.
 
 
#1 Edna and David Riley 2020-12-31 13:14
Praying God will keep you in His loving arms during this dark time. He will be missed by all who knew him.