HOUSE RESOLUTION 9
Sypolt and Jennings and
on Behalf of All Members of the House)
[Introduced February 23, 2018]
Memorializing the life of the Honorable Tony Jerome Lewis, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, coalminer, soldier, farmer, businessman and public servant.
Whereas, Tony Lewis was born on December 1, 1957, in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Albert H. Lewis and the late Roberta Fay Lewis; and
Whereas, Tony was married to the love of his life, Lyndia, and they were the parents of Roger Paugh, Tucker Paugh, and Brittney Heinemann, and the grandparents of Avery and Broghen Heinemann; and
Whereas, Tony was a retired U. S. Army National Guard veteran with over 26 years service, having served tours in Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. He worked as an underground coalminer for 18 years and during his years in the mines, he was a mine foreman and fireboss. He also worked for many years as a cable splicer for the telephone company. In addition, he had his master electrician’s license and was the owner of several businesses including T & T Electric and T & L Excavating; and
Whereas, In 2016, Tony sought a seat and was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates from Preston County. Although his time in the Legislature was short, he served with distinction and was well respected by his peers; and
Whereas, Tony was a member of the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance EMT. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, 129; Preston County Shrine Club; Osiris Shrine Club, Grafton; All Ghan Shrine, Cumberland, Maryland; Scottish Rite of Preston County; Free Mason, 90; Preston County Farm Bureau; VFW Post 578; American Legion Post 71; Elks Lodge 2481; Free Masonry of Wheeling and Rowlesburg Lodge 165; and
Whereas, Tony was a member of the Brookside Brethren Church, Eglon, and he loved spending time with his with family on Maple Hurst Farm; and
Whereas, Sadly, the Honorable Tony Jerome Lewis passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at home with his family by his side; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable Tony Jerome Lewis, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, coalminer, soldier, farmer, businessman and public servant; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby extends its sincere sympathy at the passing of the Honorable Tony J. Lewis; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the family of the Honorable Tony J. Lewis.