Marion David Lewis
December 21, 1938 - August 2, 2015
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First United Methodist Church of Monroe
Monroe, LA 71201
Saturday 8/8, 8:30 am
Service
First United Methodist Church of Monroe
Monroe, LA 71201
Saturday 8/8, 10:00 am
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
623 Hwy 80E
Monroe, LA 71203
318-343-1511 | Map
Saturday 8/8

Marion David Lewis was affectionately nicknamed “Spec” by all who knew him. His love for life, sense of humor and loyalty were unparalleled. He was a friend of many and enemy of few. Either way, one knew where he stood because of his genuine honesty and warm smile, or cutting sarcasm and quick temper. Spec…

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Ken McLellan left a message on August 11, 2015:
Diane, my sincere condolences to you and the family and my apologies for not being able to attend Spec's services. I really enjoyed his lunch visit with me several weeks ago. Actually, we were making plans for me to come up to Monroe for our return visit. We were friends for over 50 years and were pledge brothers in DKE. I can truly say that we are friends from the heart forever. I will miss him.
Ruth Lewis Smith left a message on August 10, 2015:
My sincere condolences to Diane and her family. Spec was my cousin and one I looked up to for advice. He had such a great sense of humor, while always a gentleman. I will miss him greatly; but sure I will see him beyond the pearly gates. Luv u, cuz.
Jessie & Danis Daigle left a message on August 8, 2015:
Our prayers & love to you, Dearest Diane, for you to feel God'd peace in this time of sorrow. God will be with you & your family; our prayers that you will find His Love & Light. Spec was a very special person & meant a great deal to Jessie & our family. May he rest in the peace of Our Father. Jessie & Danis this struggle and
Lynn Tucker Myer left a message on August 7, 2015:
How do you write about all the fun times, all the serious times, all the compassionate times of a true friend, I certainly don't know. Spec was a lifetime friend and relative by marriage. He was never too busy to help those in need, even if he needed help. All of us who grew up with Spec will miss his take on sports, politics, and quick wit. My condolences to Diane, Jason and Leslie.
Bill Zimmerman left a message on August 7, 2015:
Please accept condolences from Pat and me. Spec was one of the first people we met when we moved to Baton Rouge in 1974. He was a great guy and a good friend. The world has lost a real nice guy
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Marilyn Huntsman Soignier left a message on August 7, 2015:
I was in the 4th grade at Stuttgart, AR and Spec was in my class. He moved to Monroe after that year. Later I moved to West Monroe when I was I the 8th grade. After a few years, we ran into each other and became friends again. I told him about the Stuttgart class reunions and he said he would like to attend the next, That would have been in 2016. I'm sorry he will miss itl.
Traci Compton Maier left a message on August 6, 2015:
Dear Leslie and Jason, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I have quite a few fond memories of Mr. Spec. Any time he drove us to or from swim practice or a meet, I knew we were in for lots of giggles. My favorite times were when he would let me sit up front. I'll never forget the first time he asked, "Do you want me to put it in jet gear?" Confused and curious, I said "yes." Needless to say, I became a big fan of "jet gear!" In fact, every time I put my own car in jet gear, I smile and say to myself, "Thanks, Mr. Spec." He was always so much fun to be around--such a cool dad. I know this is a very difficult time for you both, as well as your families and all that knew and loved your dad. After reading the condolences posted so far, it's quite apparent he must be very busy at this moment. Mr. Spec was obviously loved by many and left lots of special memories for the rest of us to cherish, thankfully. My brother Phil and I were reminiscing last night about all the fun times "back in the day." He sends his condolences as well. We will be thinking about and praying for you and your loved ones.
Ginger Graham left a message on August 6, 2015:
Diane, So sorry for your loss. Praying for God's strength to carry you through this most difficult time. Love you, Ginger (your Bridge playing friend)
Joe D. Guerriero left a message on August 6, 2015:
Spec and i go back to kindergarten so i believe I am his oldest friend. We haven't spent much time together in our later years but I did get to go with him and Bill Ledoux to Mound to play the horse races a couple of weeks ago which I know he, like Bill and I , really enjoyed that trip. Wish I could have spent more time with him, and his loss is a loss to all who knew him.
Suzanne left a message on August 6, 2015:
Bill and I really enjoyed knowing Spec and his wonderful sense of humor. We are so sorry to miss his services on Saturday. Bill and Suzanne Caver
TOM LOLLEY MD left a message on August 6, 2015:
RIP BROTHER SPEC. TOM LOLLEY MD ZZ'63
Dr. Jim Ledoux left a message on August 6, 2015:
Yes, I was sad to learn of Spec’s passing. He and my older brother,Bill, were lifelong friends, even up to his death. They played football together and were in the same class. Joe is 11 years older than me, Bill is 8 years older than me. I don’t know if you remember, but Spec used to referee out Neville games when we played. I remember one game in particular, the play had just ended, I was getting up off the ground and there was Spec. I looked at him and said, “What are you doing here?”. He said, “I referee”, and by the way, “You need to line up closer on the line of scrimmage or I’ll have to penalize you.” I said, “OK”. I think he was kidding, of course. The other thing I remember about Spec was that when we graduated, he personally brought my high school graduation present by the house. I was the only one there at the time, so we chatted for a while and he told me that he was proud of me. That really touched me. If they have football or baseball teams in Heaven, I'm sure he's playing. God Bless you, Spec!
Ron & Sherry McNabb left a message on August 6, 2015:
Diane and The Lewis FamilySpec was a dear friend for most of my life. He graduated with my older brother, Ralph. I really enjoyed when he moved back to Monroe and were part of the McDonald's bunch. I enjoyed his knowledge about a number of subjects. I was always in awe with the fact that he knew the middle name of all his classmates from Neville. He was a true Neville Tiger. I will never forget him. So sorry that we will miss his funeral. We are out of the state. Our prayers are with all of you. RIP my friend.
Larry & Kay Stephens left a message on August 6, 2015:
From #49 to #23 "GO TIGERS". See you later...
Whitney Alexander left a message on August 6, 2015:
Praying for you and your family during this difficult time! Everyone loved Spec, and he will be missed deeply by all.
Graydon and Betty Lewis left a message on August 6, 2015:
Noone can take away the fond memories that cousin Spec, John Fletcher and I shared while growing up. As adults we still shared jokes and political puns through our E-Mail. No truer name than SPECTACULAR. God knows that he will be missed.
Dr. Charles H. Ramsey left a message on August 6, 2015:
When we were little boys we were only children and played from morning until night when he would visit his grandmother (my great aunt) . Two little boys had a lot of fun making up games up in the cotton Delta where I lived then. I know he will be sorely missed.
Norma Hines left a message on August 6, 2015:
May God keep you all in the palms of His precious hand during this difficult time. Mr. Lewis was a speacial gentleman in every form adn fashion. He was one of the first agent/brokers I met when I came to Vantage and he was so kind. I thank God our paths crossed for I am a better person for knowing him. Norma Hines
Mickey and Gwen Yerger left a message on August 6, 2015:
Mickey and I have exceptional memories of Spec, many rather humorous !. Mickey and Spec shared the same birthday date and I was born a few hours earlier. Spec and I were born at the old Wright-Bendel Clinic in Monroe. Even though we were the same age, Spec and a few others were a grade ahead of us at Neville. Mickey and Spec were on the FIRST American Legion Little League baseball team, on the first Neville baseball state championship team, and the first Neville state championship football team and played baseball at LSU. They were also DKE fraternity brothers. Sports were important to Spec and he could quote plays and who did what in many games.... What a mind ! Best of ALL, Spec was a true believer in Jesus. We know he is experiencing eternal life. We will miss his emails.
Tommy Martty left a message on August 6, 2015:
My first college roommate in '57 and a great friend for life. In all of these 58 years we have stayed in touch promoted mostly by Spec. Our last sports outing was at Jerry-World in Dallas at the LSU vs Oregon football game. Seats in a suite on the 50, parking pass right next to the stadium and a big win for the Tigers. It couldn't have been better than that for such a great sports enthusiast like "Big Lou." Never forget you and some day we will meet again on the 50 yard line. Love you man.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Martha (Woodburn) Tenkarian left a message on August 5, 2015:
I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Spec. There will never be another like him. He was the best friend to our family. Always so supportive and loyal. My condolences to his whole family. I will keep them in my prayers.
Mary kay Clemens-Mathis left a message on August 5, 2015:
I knew him through his son Jason at LSU. Always there for him and the fighting tiger swim team. Your family and friends will miss you.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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