THOMAS PAUL LEWIS

Jan 7, 1966 – Aug. 11, 2009

My dear son, Tom Lewis, passed away this year after succumbing to a long battle with cancer. He was the third generation of Thomas Lewis’s and his dad died in 2004. Tom was a very kind, sweet person and a talented musician who played blues guitar with several local bands, including The Debbie Ross Band and Mojo Cats. He loved his family dearly – his wife, Tammy Lewis, and his daughters, Krista Moore and Kayla Lewis. The fact that he was not going to be around for the birth of his first grandchild this December saddened him the most. Tom was also an artist and sometimes created monument artwork for Arnold Monument. He had many friends in the local music community who sponsored a memorial jam at the Curve Inn one rainy Sunday in September. At one point in the afternoon, someone called me to tell me to look up at the sky and lo and behold, a rainbow appeared. The event was attended by many and the T-shirt made for the event read, “Play on Tommy – play on.” Submitted by his mother, Gwen Lewis

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