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Dr. David Clayton Lewis

Dr. Lewis practiced optometry beginning in 1947 and began his practice in Abbeville in 1948. He served as a member of many Optometric Associations and past President of the Board of Examiners of Optometry. Dr. Lewis was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and Treasurer of the church. He served as Director and as a past President of the Abbeville First Bank Board. He was a past chairman of the Abbeville County Department of Social Services Board for many years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Beckman Center of Greenwood for many years. He served on the Abbeville City Council, was a charter Board member and Treasurer of the Abbeville County Development Board , charter Board member and President of the Abbeville City Planning and Zoning Board, Charter Board member of the Abbeville County Planning and Zoning Board, and served on the Board of Directors of the Abbeville Rotary and Abbeville Lions Clubs. He received the Paul Harris Fellow Award as a member of the Rotary Club. Most recently, he served on the Abbeville Area Medical Center Board of Directors.
Survivors include: his wife Frances Pursley Hall Lewis of the home; a daughter Lynn Stewart and her husband, Glenn of Roswell, Georgia, a son, Jonathan Lewis, of Campobello, SC, step-daughter Judy Huffman of Piedmont, SC, step-son Michael A. Hall and his wife, Keri, of Abbeville, SC; two sisters Mrs. Martha Hollingsworth of Winston Salem, NC and Mrs. Mary Fuller of Florence, SC; two grandchildren, Melissa Stewart of Roswell, Georgia and Ariana Lewis of Campobello, SC; three step-grandsons, Clayton, Brandon, and Matthew Hall of Abbeville, SC.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Ivie Lewis.


Abbeville First Baptist Church Family Life Center
111 Ellis Ave.
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, April 02, 2016
1 until 2 PM


Abbeville First Baptist Church
111 Ellis Ave.
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, April 02, 2016
2:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Hwy 72 W
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Abbeville First Baptist Church Building Fund
PO Box 825
Abbeville, SC 29620 American Cancer Society
PO Box 566
Due West, SC 29639

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Just found out about Dr. Lewis death. My prayers are with You in this time of sorrow. He fitted me for my first glasses. I was so happy I could see everything. Lynn I am really sorry I wasn't there for you my friend. Love you

Sadie Page Johnson Apr 15 2016 12:00 AM

Lewis Family I am sorry to hear of your loss. In the past like you I have found the scriptures to be comforting, 2 Cor 1:2-4. As your family draws closer together to comfort one another you will be in my prayers.

pat Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM

To my friend Frances, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.With heartfelt sympathy.

James, Willie Bell Wright and Famili Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM

I was sorry to hear about the passing of David. May you find peace and comfort from everyone who cares about you and from the memories you cherish.

Sybil Woodall Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss . We send our prayers to all of you at this time. He fitted me with my first glasses many years ago..

Mary & Rufus Sherard Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM

Frances, just wanted you to know that you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Doc was such a special man. He will be missed! Love you!

John and Kay Jones Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to you and your family during the loss of your love one.

Deborah Sanders Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news about Dr. Lewis. May you all be comforted by knowing that he is in heaven with all of his loved ones. He is in the arms of Jesus, Rejoicing that he is there.

Bitsy Harrison Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Charles and Marie Brown Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Frances and Lewis Family,I am very sorry to hear of Dave's passing away. I always enjoyed my meetings with him through the years when I was with Wren Optical and Robertson OpticalLaboratories. He took very good care of the vision needs of his patients for generations, and I was fortunate to have known him. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sincerely,Larry Patton

Larry Patton Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

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