Obituary of William Raymond Lewis Jr.
William Raymond Lewis Jr., (64), of Rohnert Park, California, lost his battle to cancer on
January 20, 2023, surrounded by his family.
William, often referred to as Bill by many but to family and loved ones he has always
been referred to as Billy, Daddy, and Big Papa. Bill was born to William and Shirley
Lewis on October 12,1958 in Conway South Carolina. Being born into a military family
Bill and his siblings relocated every couple years until settling down in Marysville
California when his daddy retired at Beale Air Force Base in 1974. Bill attended
Wheatland High School in 1974 and 1975 then went to Lindhurst High School where he
graduated in 1977.
Bill completed the Radiology program at Yuba College in 1979 and went on to spend
the next 40 years in the medical field. Working as the X-ray department Supervisor at
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, Ca he then became a Medical
Software consultant for Quadra Med in 1995 that later became Harrison Computers
where he retired in 2021.
Bill was a loving husband, father, and big papa. Bill had 4 children that meant the world
to him. Brandy, Cliff, Tessa, and Beau. As his kids were growing up Bill was active in
their sports, schooling, and life as they became adults. Always available to provide life
advice, a listening ear, or just to make you laugh. In 2004 he became a Papa and since
has 5 grandkids (Hailee, Cadyn, Carsyn, Preston, and Emma) that loved hearing their
Papas commentary when watching shows, sports, or movies. When the opportunity
presented itself, Bill never passed on the opportunity to spend time at Lewiston Lake in
Northern California and fish if possible. He always looked forward to Sundays so he
could go to church and watch his 49ers play during football season. He was a loyal fan
of the local California professional sports teams and made it a priority to show his
support when they were playing.
Bill was a faithful servant of the Lord and maintained his faith until his last day. He was a
long-time active member of New Hope Church of Cotati, a supporter of The Wounded
Warrior Project as well as The Disabled Veterans National Foundation. He never missed
an opportunity to support our troops or our country.
William is survived by his wife Elizabeth Lewis; his children Clifford (Emily) Lewis, Tessa
(Mark) Meier and Beau Lewis; his grandchildren Hailee Meier, Cadyn Lewis, Preston
Meier, Carsyn Lewis and Emma Lewis; mother Shirley Lewis; his siblings Craig Lewis,
Danny Lewis and Lori (Barry) Kent. He is preceded in death by his father William Lewis
Sr. and his daughter Brandy Lewis.
Funeral services will be held graveside on February 17, 2023 at 12:00pm at Sierra View
Memorial park in Olivehurst, CA and a celebration of life will continue immediately after
at Word of Life Church 1229 Buchanan St, Marysville, CA. The family requests in Lieu
of flowers, plants for the family or donations to New Hope Church 183 E Cotati Ave,
Cotati, CA 94931 in his name would be appreciated.