Mr. Lewis was born on Jan. 10, 1937, to James and Laura Hill Lewis. He retired from Texaco with 35 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Monene Brundidge Lewis of New Iberia; sons, John Simeon (Robin) Lewis, Jr. of Lafayette, Randall K. (Shelly) Lewis of New Iberia and William Wayne Lewis of New Iberia; daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Scott) Legnon of Lydia, Deborah K. Lewis of Lafayette and Kathryn A. (Rex) Broussard of Lafayette; grandchildren, Derrick Lewis, Jenny Lewis, Amber Legnon Comeaux, Arianna Lewis, William Wayne Lewis II, Austin Broussard, Savannah Lewis, Katlyn Legnon, Morgan Broussard and Alexis Lewis; and nephews, Travis and Gary Tindol.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Joseph Lewis; a grandson, Taylor Joseph Lewis; a granddaughter, Megan Brooke Lewis; brothers, James H. Lewis and Louie Lewis; and sisters, Ursula Hartlep and Elizabeth Tindol.
An informal graveside service was held Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Gussettville Cemetery in Live Oak County.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pellerin Funeral Home.