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.