Nov. 11, 1952 — Jan. 31, 2018
Timothy Allen Lewis, of Astoria, Oregon, slipped the surly bonds of earth on Jan. 31, 2018 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Grinnell, Iowa, on Nov. 11, 1952, and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, Tim was a dedicated and loving partner, father, brother and friend to all.
A graduate of Gulfport High School, Tim continued his education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before trying his luck at the University of Southern Mississippi. He spent his career working in information technology with Dell Computer Corp., Coca Cola Enterprise and Western National Mutual Insurance Co.
Tim was an avid reader of science-fiction novels, dog lover and animal therapy volunteer, enthusiast of golf and naps — often at the same time, singer of rock ‘n’ roll tunes from his youth, and a veritable connoisseur of Monty Python, and how one’s father smelt of elderberries.
A foodie at heart, Tim often lamented missing the shrimp po’boys from Lil Ray’s on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Living in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Minnesota only made his lack of good seafood more acute. Moving to Astoria in 2014 helped provide some level of relief, but it never replaced his love for the food from his youth.
Tim is survived by his wife and best friend, Lucy Dupree, and their Goldendoodle, Reilly; his daughter, Courtney Stombock, her husband, Brad, and their two children, Barrett and Emmett of Atlanta, Georgia; his son, Fletcher Lewis and his wife, Emily, of San Diego; his sister, Rebecca Lewis of Barcelona, Spain; his brother, Randy Lewis, of Crystal River, Florida; and friends, whom he considered family, Vicki Reese and Brian Hartley of Astoria, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward B. Lewis, Jr.; and his parents, Dorothy Allen Lewis and Edward Bedea Lewis.
No services will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to the National Kidney Foundation in Tim’s name at kidney.org/support. Your donation will further enable the foundation to increase the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.