Larry Lee Lewis, age 70, passed away Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at the University of MD Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was the son of the late Charles W. Lewis, Sr. and Pauline "Wink" Lewis of Ocean City. Born April 4th, 1945 and raised on Talbot St., Ocean City. He was the son-in-law of Helen M. Ashley and the late Joseph D. Ashley of Pocomoke City, MD. Brother deceased - Charles W. Lewis, Jr. (Billy) and sister-in-law deceased - Linda.
Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years - Linda L Lewis, one brother - George E. Lewis and wife Anne of Bishopville, sisters-in-law, Joanmarie Creasy & (Clinton) of Snow Hill and Gale Davis & (Jay) of Berlin. Brother-in-laws J. Wayne Ashley & (Janya) and Dale Ashley & (Carminda) both of Pocomoke City, also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Larry was a graduate of Stephen Decatur. Class of 1964. Growing up, he worked beach stands in Ocean City; following high school his career work included White's Construction, Ocean City's initial ambulance services from 1968-1971, Worcester County Roads, then returning to work with the Town of Ocean City Public Works for 45 years retiring in 2010.
When first created, Larry was one of the very first O.C. Fire Cadets and later assisted to maintain the young cadet program which still exists today. He became a full O.C. Vol. Fire Company active member in May 1964 and after many years of service held the rank of Lieutenant, was still an active Fire Police member, and honored Gold Badge member giving 43 years of continued service up until his passing. Larry was very proud of being a Fireman and his Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company; later in life he particularly enjoyed being part of Fire Station 5 near his home in West Ocean City.
Larry was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, #166 and member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge. In retirement, Larry loved working in his yard and flower gardens, enjoyed watching the old westerns on TV, going to the beach with friends and family, decorating their home for all holidays, attending fire company meetings and events including volunteering his time for others, helping to cook at the Showell Volunteer Fire Company's Spring and Fall Gun Bash Fund Raising Events.
Larry had many wonderful memories of special friends and family that he really loved.