A good, decent, honest man passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023, just one day after our 20th Anniversary. Thomas A. Lewis was a man of impeccable integrity and earned and kept this title throughout his life. Tom was a son of Beatrice and Thomas Sr., born in Palm Beach, Florida on July 10, 1934.
He lived a good life excelling in all sports and always said he would have made a great sports announcer. He knew every team, men that played, and their positions. He also loved tennis watching Venus and Serena make their way to the top. Tom was the only child of an only child and as hard as he wanted to he could not enlist in the military, instead his civilian career was second best so he entered the University of Florida where he obtained two engineering degrees and went on to his Federal career, retiring in 1991.
His last tour of duty was with NASA in Slidell, LA. It was with this duty that he came to Utah, January 19, 1987 to be on the team to investigate the 1986 Challenger Space crash. He loved Utah and decided to stay to finish his career. Tom earned so many prestigious awards from all aspects of the space industry.
Tom married Sherrie Kersh on November 9, 2003. Julie Lewis was his first wife from which he had two boys, Douglas and David and a granddaughter, Bailey. From his marriage to Sherrie he earned the rights to her two children, Jennifer and Anthony. Tom also had two granddaughters, Carisa Marie and MaKinzee Wood; great-grandchildren, Anakin and Maverick.
Upon Tom’s wishes he will be created under the direction of Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary. In this cremation he wanted his precious “Annie” to be laid to rest with him.
Sherrie is asking that instead of flowers, a donation in Tom’s memory be sent to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, a place that he and Sherrie so dearly loved.
In addition, I want to give my undying love to Brian Wade and Jose Mendoza for their love and caring of Tom this last year; also to family friend, Vicki Frampton.
Sleep tight my love, see you soon. Momma.