BISHOPVILLE – William Daniel Lewis Sr. “Bill”, age 78, died Sunday April 3, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Girdletree, he was the son of the late Eba Daniel Lewis and Ethel Virginia Tarr Lewis
He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Lewis in 1999. He is survived by his children; William Daniel Lewis, Jr. and his wife Linda of Ocean City, Maurice Donald Lewis of Berlin, David Ellis Lewis and his wife Jackie of Ocean Pines, Sharon Elizabeth Lewis of Berlin, and Cheryl Ann Hastings and her husband Craig of Berlin.
He leaves six grandchildren; Doug Lewis, Dean Lewis, Tara Price, Jenny Carven, Billy Lewis and Tyler Lewis, five great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.
Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Snow Hill High School, and was a United States Air Force veteran, and a United States Army National Guard veteran.
He had worked for many years with the Ocean City Police Department and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department. He later worked and retired from the Town of Ocean City as Administrator for the Sanitation Department.
Mr. Lewis was a member of: Sinepuxtent 193 A.F. & A.M., Snow Hill (Master Mason degree), Baltimore Scottish Rite and Salisbury Scottish Rite, 33rd degree Inspector General Honorary, Asst. Personal Representative to the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Maryland, Diplomat for Scottish Rite Orient of Maryland at Salisbury Scottish Rite, Vice President of Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer- Eastern Shore Scottish Rite Club, Past President of the Eastern Shore Shrine Club, Boumi Temple- Baltimore, York Rite, Eastern Shore Shrine Club of Virginia, Ocean City Shrine Club, Royal Order of Scotland, and Past Patron of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Lewis was very active in the Shriners Mini Clinics. The local Mini Clinics are held to evaluate children with orthopedic disabilities and burn issues. After evaluation they would be scheduled for trips to Shriners Hospitals. The Shriners provide the transportation for these children and their parents. Bill volunteered his time to be a driver for these trips and had served as Chairman of this committee.
A Masonic funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital 950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.