Edgar James “E.J.“ Lewis

June 6, 1928 - August 15, 2021
Luffey Catholic Life Center of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
813 Carey Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2870 | Map
Thursday 8/19, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
318-255-2870 |
Thursday 8/19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery ~ Ruston
Hwy 80
Ruston, LA 71270
Thursday 8/19, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Edgar James “E.J.” Lewis, 93, of Ruston, Louisiana, was born June 6, 1928, in Sulphur, Louisiana, and passed away August 15, 2021.  “Coach” and the late Patsy Brister Lewis were married for more than 50 years. They have two sons, Luke, wife Donna and children Logan, Keegan and Albany, and Jedd, wife Melanie, and sons Jake, AustinContinue Reading

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Celeste Norris left a message on August 19, 2021:
Coach Lewis was soooooo special! The good lord broke the mold with him!!! He’s one of the very familiar faces anytime my dad took us to a Tech game and we usually saw him when in town, even if it was just for a little while. I am so very glad my dad (Danny Norris) and I had the chance to spend the time we had w/coach in May this year. Of course he was talking about Mrs Patsy and checking in on his boys making sure everyone was doing ok. The stories were hysterical and Coach was just as charming sweet and caring as he always has been. He will be missed by many and loved by all most importantly.
Sid and Lynn Campbell left a message on August 18, 2021:
So many great memories of our time at Louisiana Tech and Coach and Patsy Lewis. Our Prayers to all of the family in this time loss and grief. God gained a great Angel.
Felita Dunbar-Bright left a message on August 18, 2021:
Sincere condolences to the Lewis Family, I didn't get the pleasure to personally meet Coach Lewis, however Luke Lewis spoke so gracefully of his father. Heaven has indeed gained another angel, that seems to have truly touched, and made an impact to so many people. May God comfort each of you during this time and the times to come.
Tommy Canterbury left a message on August 18, 2021:
My love for him and Ms Patsy goes back to my HS days when she taught me Jr/Sr English . ❤️❤️ ??plus!!!Wonderful role models, so many great memories!! Real life heroes.
Julia Hand Callaway left a message on August 18, 2021:
To the Lewis family - prayers rising for the loss of your Dad. I know I knew your Dad, but how well, I don't remember. I know the Hand boys knew him well.
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Kim Billberry left a message on August 18, 2021:
Dear Luke and Jedd, I am praying for you and your families during this very difficult time. Your Dad was truly "one of a kind" and he and Ms Patsy were blessed with 2 fine boys to carry on their legacy. Sincerely , Kim Howard Billberry and Tony Billberry
Dr. John Maxwell left a message on August 18, 2021:
Thank you Coach for all you did for Louisiana Tech and your positive influence on so many young lives. Coach was always so positive and upbeat and that attitude carried over to those around him. He obviously had good judgement since he married his wonderful wife Patsy! So glad he is reunited with her now. To Luke, Jedd, and all the family: You had such great role models with Coach and Patsy and it is reflected in your lives and those of your children. Take care of yourselves and we are thinking of you! John Maxwell
Walt Davis left a message on August 18, 2021:
My thoughts are with you and your family, Coach Lewis. It's no secret that you were loved and admired. I remember you as a coach that always had something positive to say to players. Your high energy level was contagious and continued long after your coaching career. I remember your coming to me and others at one of our 10 year reunions of the 1973 National Championship team, offering to set up a time to discuss how our professional lives were going and perhaps offer some business advice. Ever positive, ever encouraging, ever energetic, and always a 'class act'. Rest in peace.
Joe Farr left a message on August 18, 2021:
Marrying into the Brister Family I quickly found out it was full of a lot of personalities, but the one I gravitated to the most overtime was the Lewis family, headed up by “Coach” but run by Ms. Patsy….the boys and I were friends but Luke and I like to chase turkeys , so we hit it off from the start…he always brought EJ to the camp when he could….Coach was a great man, with a great family ,and his LEGEND will live forever through those of us that knew him…with love and sympathy….drew and joe
Steve Kahn left a message on August 17, 2021:
Coach Lewis was one of my favorite Coaches of all time. He took care of us all and Patsy did the same while at Tech. In later years he was instrumental in helping get my son Stefan to Ruston for a while. He was a great Coach and a greater friend to all of us, that got to sample Louisiana Tech and football. We will miss him greatly. I can hear him now saying “Love you, Boy”. We all Love you Coach and one day will all be together again in Gods Kingdom and apart of the HFL (Heavenly Football League) Coach nicked named me the Letter writing QB for the letter I wrote him when Patsy was ill. My family and I and the entire Tech Family Love You Coach. May God hold you close. You are one of the finest men that I have ever had the fortune to be a part in my life and will truly be missed. God Bless you Coach! Until we meet again and I know we shall… Steve Kahn The Letter Writing Quarterback 1973 National Champions Missouri City, TX PS My best to Luke and the Lewis Family May God hold you close in this tough time… Steve
Carrol Cochran left a message on August 17, 2021:
Luke and Jedd you guys can be proud your dad lived a good life, had many friends and was very proud of both of you.?
Billie Fifield left a message on August 17, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Uncle E J's family. I was blessed to have had multiple wonderful conversations with him. He was such great fun to be around at our family gatherings. May he be at peace.
Carolyn Brooks left a message on August 17, 2021:
Luke, I am so sorry to hear of this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love always
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
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