Arnold Ray ‘Bud’ Lewis


Arnold Ray “Bud” Lewis passed into the loving hands of our Savior on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Florida.

He was born June 6, 1940, in Beverly, a son of the late George Arnold “Punk” Lewis and Juanita Esta Mae Lewis.

Bud was a good, Godly man and soul mate of his wife of 52 years, Shirley Lewis, who resides in Okeechobee, Florida.

Also surviving is one son, Roger Newport and wife, Donna, and grandson Mike. Also surviving are two brothers, Paul Edward Lewis of Morgantown and Alfred Joe “Samp” Lewis and wife, Brenda, of Beverly; one sister, Linda Darlene McCollam and husband, Bill, of Elkins; sisters-in-law, Sue Lewis, Dora Lewis Liggett and Agnes Lewis; two brothers-in-law, Bob Dewitt, and Roy Hedrick and wife, Penny; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Brian and Susanne Jeffers.

Also preceding him in death was one son, Randall L. Hedrick; five brothers, Allen Dent, Charles J, Luther Guy, Glen Earl and Harry Eugene Lewis; two sisters, Lillian Lea Dewitt and Donna Francis (Stalnaker) Brant; sisters-in-law, Betty Lewis, Shirley Hedrick and Sandy Lewis; brothers-in-law, Wilson Stalnaker, Bill Brant and James Hedrick; nieces, Glenda Peters and Lea Donann Stalnaker; nephew, Charles Joe Lewis; and great-nephew, Bryan Glen Joseph Nowak.

Bud ran the race well, fought the good fight and he loved God and others. He had several spiritual children, and he challenged many people to think about where they were going to and not where they have been. He boldly challenged many people to make Heaven their final resting place. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was retired from the CSX Corp. where he had worked for 34 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, Florida, and had served as a Deacon, the Levite Ministry and led devotion at First Baptist Church Mission House. He was strong in his faith and touched many lives with his belief in the Lord. He enjoyed going to the camp in West Virginia to hunt and fish with his brothers and other family members.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Tygart Valley Baptist Church in Beverly. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday from the church with Pastor Jack Howell and Dr. Paul Lewis officiating. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Tygart Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 373, Beverly, WV 26253, in memory of Bud. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Arnold Ray “Bud” Lewis. Condolences may be expressed to the family at