Linwood R Lewis

Linwood R Lewis, husband, father, great grandfather, great-great-grandfather, entered into heavens gates at Henderson Hospital in Las Vegas on June 26, 2021

Linwood, known as Lewis to many and Skeet to his 1st loving wife, Jeannette Finney-Lewis, was born on February 12, 1938, in Richmond, Virginia. He was the eldest of eight children born to James and Helen Lewis.

Linwood enlisted in the Navy on July 5, 1955, and served his country for four years. Linwood worked for the Federal Government for over 30 years. He managed the GSA building while he attended college and received a degree in Engineering.

Linwood married the girl next door and began their family in 1956. Linwood and Jeannette relocated to Los Angeles, California, where they raised their five beautiful daughters.

During his career with the government, Linwood started his own maintenance business, L & L Maintenance, where his wife and girls worked by his side to make the business a success.

Linwood was so full of wisdom that everyone would stop to listen to him or ask for advice. His family was his highest priority. Anyone that came in contact with Linwood always felt loved, comfortable and blessed. Linwood would always make you laugh and would tell you a story. It was funny how that story was just for you to help you with your current situation. Linwood would always say, “let me tell you something,” and his final words would be “take care of you and your family.”

He was predeceased in death by his 1st wife, Jeannette D Finney-Lewis, father and mother, James Lewis & Helen Lewis, sisters Cammie and Marion, and brother Frank. He was survived by his 2nd wife Myrtis Walker-Lewis.  He has also survived by five daughters, Lynette Flores [Armando Flores], Deborah Lewis, Jean Lewis-Black [Cleveland Black] Brenda Stone [Leonard Stone III], and Cynthia Williams [Jarvis Williams], fifteen grandkids, twenty-five great-grandkids, two great-great grandkids, brothers, Herman, Charles, Bernard (Bob), and Lawrence Lewis.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 17, from 12 pm – 3 pm at La Paloma Funeral Home in Las Vegas.

10 Comments. Leave new

  • Your the greatest Father one can imagine.
    Thank you for helping me provide for my family and teaching how a king should reign 💕💕 Wingz UP!🕊🕊🕊

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  • You will be missed but never forgotten
    Miss you…💜💜💜💜

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  • Annie Jackson
    July 13, 2021 6:16 am

    Rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father
    Job well done Mr. Lewis❤️

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  • Corey Jackson and Family
    July 13, 2021 2:14 pm

    Rest in Peace uncle Skeeter.

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  • One of the greatest man I ever knew show me an example of what a father was gave me one of my first jobs helping him pass out flyers for his carpet cleaning business . He showed me love ,kindness and support. He was a a father figure. He will be missed🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿❤️❤️ Sal

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  • Jennell Lewis
    July 15, 2021 12:45 am

    Rest In Peace Uncle Skeeter love you

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  • Carrie Blue
    July 16, 2021 9:55 pm

    Rest in paradise Mr. Lewis. GOD comfort the Lewis family 🙏

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  • Wendy Oliver
    July 16, 2021 10:40 pm

    Lewis was my father’s best friend; and by extension with his beautiful personality and genuine concern for others, he was a dear friend to all. I loved playing tennis with Lewis and my dad…and he has always meant a lot to me and our family. Rest in Peace dear Lewis; we love you <3

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  • Mike, Anna Doughty
    July 17, 2021 11:09 pm

    Mike and I where lucky to have you as our neighbor, you and Mike would take your ride to talk your Navy stories and I know Mike will miss your time together. I too felt blessed to have you in our lives always wanting to help. When the good Lord called you home I know they where all singing to welcome you. My love to the family as you all have become family to us.

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  • JOYCE SMITH
    July 21, 2021 9:37 pm

    TO THE LEWIS FAMILY:
    Thinking of you & wishing you all moments of Peace, Comfort, Love & Strength through this difficult time.
    Please accept my warmest condolences.
    Joyce Smith
    Las Vegas, Nevada

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