Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949 RJC

Tony Lewis WILLIAM ANTHONY LEWIS III, 59, born in Ranger, TX on July 30, 1932 & died May 14, 1992, in Houston. He was the son of Lenola Willie Johnston and William Anthony (Tony) Lewis, Jr., of Ranger. "B-Tony's" father was a Ranger barber for years, beloved by all who went to him to get "clipped." B-Tony was the Salutatorian of the Ranger High School Class of 1949 and also attended Ranger Junior College, graduating there in 1951. He graduated from North Texas State University with a BBA in 1953. He was a member and very active at Westbury United Methodist church. Mr. Lewis retired from Conoco, Inc., as a vice president after 39 years of service. He married Ann Lilly of Brownfield, Texas in 1955. He and Ann lived in Brownfield, Odessa, Fort Worth, and finally in Houston for over 25 years until his death of cancer. They had two children, Kay and Robert. He was survived by his wife, Ann Lewis of Houston, Texas; daughter, Kay and her husband Bill Harrington of Denver, Colorado; son, Robert Anthony Lewis and his wife, Julia of Angleton, TX; a grandson, William Anthony Lewis, and an uncle, James W. Johnston and his wife, Irene. Interment was at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In a writing for the RHS Class of 1949 (40th Reunion in 1989), three years before his death, B-Tony wrote, "I'd have to say the good Lord has blessed us well." WIFE: ANN LILLY LEWIS, 77, of Houston, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 4, 2009. She was born on Dec. 12, 1931 to Dennis Q. and Valtye T. Lilly. She was preceded in death by her parents & her husband William A. "Tony" Lewis, III, her brother, Hugh T. Lilly, sisters, Gayle DeBusk and Peggy Rowe; great-aunt and Uncle Jim and Irene Johnston. Ann is survived by her son Robert Lewis and his wife, Julia; daughter, Kay Harrington; grandchildren, William and Maria Lewis; nieces, Sandy DeBord, Trisha Krueger, Jane Schotz and Kate Lilly; sister-in-law, Laura Mae Lilly, cousins, Tom and Brenda Brookman and close friends, Bill and Nina Swaney and many other loving relatives and friends. Ann grew up in Brownfield, Texas and graduated from Brownfield High School. She married William Anthony Lewis, III in June of 1955. They lived in Brownfield, Odessa and Fort Worth before settling in Houston in 1964. Ann was an active member of the Westbury United Methodist Church and the Harmony Sunday School class. She was a long time volunteer at the Methodist Hospital and served as Past President and board member with the Methodist Hospital Service Corp. Ann enjoyed reading, traveling, volunteering and spending time with her grandchildren, friends and family.