Gregory Scott Lewis
December 26, 1953 ‒ April 12, 2009
MANSFIELD~ There are three principles of playing pool – distance, barriers and rails. Understand these standards, combine a working knowledge of angles and force, and a cue sports player can go far.
Gregory Scott Lewis understood the game of pool and excelled at the sport. His quality of play, whether pocketing balls, positioning or safety play, led him to join several areas leagues and tournaments, and even advanced to the state tournament.
From an early age, he taught his sons the fine points of the game, from holding their cues to banking the rails. As much as he loved playing pool, two other passions captured his attention.
Scott’s first priority was his family, his wife Bonnie Lou (Brown) Lewis and his two sons, and his second was the freedom he experienced while riding his Harley. His two-tone blue Harley 2000 Heritage Springer was like a third companion whenever he and his wife took to the open road.
Easter evening, April 12, 2009, Scott and Bonnie were riding his blue Harley in Tampa, Florida at the time of an accident. Scott died as a result of his injuries. He was 55.
Born December 26, 1953 in Mansfield, Scott served in the U.S. Army. Following his marriage with Bonnie, he earned his CDL and began driving trucks. For more than 25 years, he drove for several transportation companies, and for nearly ten years had driven for Conway Transportation.
He was a member of Spreng Post #26 AMVETS, and formerly volunteered as a certified EMT with the Madison Township Fire Department.
In times of crisis, family and friends turned to Scott. He would “bend over backwards for anybody” in extending a helping hand to people. Described as very likeable, he had the kind of personality that got along well with everyone, and a sense of humor that spanned from witty to sarcastic!
His wife Bonnie survived the accident. Also surviving are his sons and a daughter-in-law Gregory Scott Lewis, Jr. and Tonya Lewis, and Gary Shane Lewis, all of Mansfield; grandchildren Jonathan Michael Lewis and Cameron Shane Lewis; his brothers, sisters and their spouses Jim & Sandy Lewis of Mansfield, Janet Rosebury of Columbus, Mark & Char Lewis of Lucas, Randee Moore of Mansfield, Bob Lewis and Kevin Lewis both of Shelby, and Robyn & Randy Tolbolt of Bloomville; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses Jeannie & Dave Barker of Mansfield, Carol & Harold Stewart of West Plains, MO, Susie & James Kitchen of Lynchburg, VA, Danny & Kelly Brown and Calvin & Elaine Brown all of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Lavonna (Cox) Lewis, and a brother-in-law Tony Brown.
The Lewis Family will receive friends Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home). The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Tj Waters will speak. Scott’s last run ~ to Mansfield Cemetery ~ will be behind a Harley!
Memorial contributions to the Lewis Family Fund, will assist with Bonnie’s medical bills.
For those unable to attend, an online condolence may be made to the Lewis Family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com