- May 4, 1920 - June 17, 2011
- Coppell, Texas
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“Great grand dad I never got to meet you but I wish I could you where a brave man&I love you
1 of 10 | Posted by: makyia lewis - sacramento, CA
“I remember sitting on your lap when I was a little girl while you sang "Buffalo Gals" to me.
Love you Dad,
We'll meet again some sweet day!!
2 of 10 | Posted by: Meredith Lewis - Coppell, TX
“My first Dentist 1964
3 of 10 | Posted by: Steven Webb - MD
“iwill look to the hills from whence cometh my help my help cometh from the lord. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. Itruly regret that I...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Gregory L Ford - wheeling, WV
“My prayers are with all the family. I will miss my Grandfather so much. Love and prayers to the family.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Ford - Wheeling, WV
“My family and I will miss Doc Lewis,he will always be in our heart,he always had some good to say about everyone he met. Our prayers are with the...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: John Clemont - Wheeling, WV
“Houston was also the patriarch of our CVR Dems family and we will miss him. From the first meeting he attended in 2004 (at which he and Meredith won...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Meg Kimberland - Austin, TX
“It was an honor to know Houston - to share his excitment when we helped elect our 44th President. Houston never failed to have something worthwhile...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Marsha Fishman - Coppell, TX
“I respected Dr. Lewis and admired his sense of community involvement. As a retired military officer myself and Superintendent of Schools I...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: H Lawrence Jones, Ed.D. - WV
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Youth Services System, the staff and the thousands of children served during Houston's nearly 30 year tenure...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: john moses - wheeling, WV
Houston Alexander Lewis, D.D.S., retired, of Coppell, TX, completed his earthly journey and entered into the presence of Jesus Christ on Friday, June 17, 2011 at age 91.
He passed on due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, TX and was a member of Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell.
Houston was born in Bonham, TX on May 4, 1920 to the late Finis Lewis and Elpha Betham Lewis and was also preceded in death by his wife, Clara Bruce Lewis, a son, Carlton Lewis and a sister, Catherine Williams. He was the patriarch of the family on his mother’s side.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Fisk University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, Houston practiced dentistry from 1953 until 2003 as the owner and operator of H.A. Lewis, DDS, Inc. in Wheeling, WV.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who entered the military in 1942 and served in the European Theater during Operation Overlord in World War II. Houston served his country for 38 years on both active duty and as a reservist and retired from the army as a Colonel in 1980.
Houston pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. while in college, was a member of King Solomon Lodge No. 5 of Free and Accepted Masons, and American Legion Post 89, Wheeling, WV.
His physical and spiritual legacy continues through his son, Houston A. Lewis, Jr., and his wife Diana of Angelus Oaks, CA; three daughters, Meredith C. Lewis of Coppell, TX, Ruth A. Collins of DeSoto, TX and Pamela L. Lewis of Sacramento, CA; a granddaughter that he raised, Shannon N. Lewis of Fayetteville, NC. , 8 additional grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren
He is also survived by an avowed son, Roger S. Evelyn and his wife, Donna of Freeport, NY and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.