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Hugh Carlton “Papa” Lewis

Prosperity, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 14 Jun 2015 (aged 78)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: Memorial service
Memorial ID 149686465 · View Source
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Hugh Carlton Lewis or Papa as he was affectionately known to those who loved him the most, died June 14, 2015. Born in Prosperity SC on September 20,1936,

Hugh was an Air Force veteran and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lewis. In his youth, Hugh loved to hunt rabbits with his special rabbit hound "Boss." He grew up on a cotton and corn farm in rural South Carolina where he plowed with a mule and raised a prized calf. He played five years of varsity football at Prosperity High School where he is remembered as fun loving and irreverent. As a teen he grew and sold sweet potatoes to earn his spending money. He continued this entrepreneur spirit for the next fifty years. First by owning and operating a Gulf full service gas station and then later Huey Lewis Used Cars.

Hugh is survived by his wife of 59 years, Susan; children, Kathy L Gerber, Hugh (Hughie) W Lewis and Thomas (Tommy) M Lewis; grandchildren, Troy Walton, Travis Walton, Elliott Lewis, Lauren Gerber, Dakota Lewis, Donovan Gerber, Abigail Lewis, Thomas Lewis and Pierce Lewis; great grandchildren, Trevor Walton, Camryn Walton, Riley Walton, Miranda Walton and Hunter Davis; and by his little brother Ralph. He was preceded in death by his big brother Burton.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Johns Episcopal Church 1 West Macon Street, Savannah, Ga. 31401. There will be a memorial service at St Johns Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 18 at 3:00pm immediately followed by a reception in the Green Meldrim house.


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  • Created by: Connie C. Madray
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149686465
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Carlton “Papa” Lewis (20 Sep 1936–14 Jun 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149686465, ; Maintained by Connie C. Madray (contributor 47805936) Cremated, Other, who reports a Memorial service.