Lewis married first Pearl Olive Dillie, daughter of George Earl and Anna Olive (Engberg) Dillie. Her mother also married Francis Urquhart Bamber (1899 – 1993) and so Pearl is sometimes listed as Pearl Bamber. Lewis married second Mary Eleanor Beatty (1926 – 2011) daughter of William Henry Beatty (1872 – 1964) and his wife Bertha Griffith (1882 – 1973). Lewis was found shot to death following a bank robbery. Involved was a man James Stanley Kempster, who was charged in the shooting.