April 10, 1959 ~ May 31, 2012
ARLINGTON -- Texas native, Tony Merl Lewis, 53, received his wings from the Lord Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Arlington. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1800 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Give Kids The World Foundation, for kids with disabilities to experience Disney World the way he did. Tony was born in Arlington on April 10, 1959, to Lindy and Nina Banks Lewis. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1977 and joined his family in owning The Typewriter Shoppe where he succeeded selling and repairing typewriters as well as copiers. He was most recently at American Airlines as a fleet service clerk for 15 years. Tony has always had a lifelong love for traveling, especially Walt Disney World shared with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, skydiving, scuba diving and living life large. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather who will always be remembered for his huge heart and love for his family and friends. Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Nina Banks Lewis, in 2004 and brother, Terry Lewis, in 1992. Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Speer Lewis; son, Joshua "J.T" Lewis and wife, Shea; his pride and joy, his 2-year-old grandson, Thatcher; daughter, Christie Vick and her husband, Gary; father, Lindy Lewis; loving nieces, Becky Milne, Anne Masterson, Nina Creasman; their mother, Kris Lewis; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
Tom and I feel so blessed that we were able to have dinner with you and Tony just one week ago. Tony’s humor that night was still in rear form, as it always was. Tony has always had a way of keeping laughter going when we were in his company with the way he tells every story no matter what the topic. Love was always riding on his words as he talked about Lisa, family and love of his collections. Lisa, thank you for being such a good friend and for bringing Tony into our lives. Tony has left us many great memories to recall in years to come.
You were always the life of every visit or gathering and I will so miss that. I promise you that I will be there for Lisa and your family as much as they want me to be. It is so unfair that you left us a such a young age.You will be forever in my memory and I wish you all my love. Please say “hello” and give my boys a hug from me.
Happy belated birthday my. I still think about you daily. I rode my motorcycle today to see you. Glad my gesture is still there. You were the man I looked up to. You were the man who looked at life with no filter. That is why I wanted to be like you, I still try to carry on the love of life you instilled in me. Have not met a friend yet who is even close to you. You are so missed by me.
Happy Birthday my friend,my brother.