Submitted by his sister
Tim Lewis started with the Alton fire department on May 17‚ 1992‚ taking on the dream job of a lifetime. He served on the department for 5 months and 7 days‚ before giving his life in his first real fire when a wall gave way‚ causing the house to collapse.
Although firefighting was an important part of his life‚ other interests included martial arts‚ spending time with his family‚ and enjoying life in every way possible. He had the talent of pulling people together with little effort and is best remembered by his family for this.
He enjoyed playing with nieces and nephews‚ rough housing and causing mayhem….and was much loved. The son of Clarence and Doris Lewis‚ he was the youngest of 10 siblings‚ 9 of whom survived him at the time of his death: Gene Lewis‚ Sue Lewis‚ Bob Lewis‚ Mary Phipps‚ Bill Lewis‚ Judy Calvin‚ Scott Lewis‚ and Ray Lewis‚ all of whom miss their little brother.