William Scott Lewis

  • Born: March 1, 1946
  • Died: December 27, 2017
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Scott Lewis, better known to those who loved him as "Bill" and "Papa", lived a blessed life surrounded by precious family and friends. Bill was born in San Antonio, Texas to William Scott Lewis and Audrey Helena (Keller) Lewis. After graduating from Thomas Edison High School in 1964 he went to work for USAA. Bill enlisted in the Army Reserves and joined the SAPD in July of 1966. He served as a police officer for 33 and a half years, as a Patrolman, a member of SWAT, and a VICE detective. He was promoted to Sergeant at an early age and retired as a Lieutenant. For several years in the 80s and 90s, Bill also headed security for North Star Mall. A highly visible and outgoing person, Bill had "the gift of gab". With his friendly attitude, quick wit, and endless supply of one-liners, he often attracted mall patrons seeking information, and wound up in friendly, personable conversation.

A skilled marksman and gun collector, Bill enjoyed target shooting almost as much as he loved to fish. He shared his love of coastal fishing with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was an avid tool collector and talented carpenter, who meticulously labored over every detail of his numerous projects. He was a wonderful man who eagerly loved to share his vast wealth of knowledge and workmanship. He helped everyone around him with any project or repair they had on going. In his retirement years, he built a house from the ground up, north of town, in what was once the "country". While in progress, he drove there every day to feed his deer, no matter the weather. With his wife, Brenda, he also lovingly spoiled a houseful of dogs and cats for many years.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Brenda; daughter Laurie and husband, Jeff; son Scott and wife, Emily; his grandchildren: Jake, Trevor, Shelbi, Katy, Alyssa, Dylan, and Riley; sister, Kathleen Gay and husband, George; and many other loved ones and friends.

Services will be at Porter Loring North, 2102 North Loop 1604, on January 3rd, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace Bill. I enjoyed working with Bill when he was a sergeant on north patrol when I was on patrol for NEISD Police. He was pure class and one terrific supervisor. Always looked forward to visiting with him during the long nights. We made many a call together as well.

Until we meet again. RIP Bill.

Posted by Robert Ruedrich - Marion, TX   January 07, 2018

Rest in peace, Bill. You were "best" Best Man Nancy and I could have ever had for our wedding.

Posted by Jack Fernandi - Friend   January 04, 2018

my prayers and condolences go out to Bills' family during this time. May our Lord and Savior give you peace and comfort. I worked with him as a patrolman on the old 11 section of patrol. He was a patrolmans' supervisor,good humored easy to work with. Rest in peace.

Posted by thomas smith - san antonio, TX - Coworker   January 03, 2018

Rest in peace, Bill Lewis, you fought the good fight and what you did at the SAPD mattered. Thanks to your family for sharing you with us!
--Billy Anders, Capt SAPD Ret 1996

Posted by Billy Anders - San Antonio, VA   January 02, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bill, as long as most others. Bill and eleven others were in the cadet class, together, and several of our class have already been called to the lord, Hank Shell, Lawrence Haliburton, Jerry Rayburn, are a few that I know of, and our close friend Tom Shaw, is fighting strongly, for his family and friends, to enjoy him more. Bill was a good officer, friend and man. I am only sorry, I could not make arrangements to visit him while he was still with us. I am sad that we will not see him anymore, but he will always be on my mind and heart, as a good friend.

Posted by A L Domingues - San Antonio, TX   January 02, 2018

Grew up with Bill. He was my first cousin. Remember shooting BB & pellet guns and playing cowboys & indians. Yes... I was a tomboy.

My sister & I were just talking how we only have 4 first cousins and what a shame it is how we tend to lose contact with one another over the years.

We all share the same good memories from our childhood. Birthdays and Christmas' with the same grandparents.

Thanks for the memories,
Love Ya

Posted by A friend   January 01, 2018

Forever remember that you were a good friend a great supervisor on the police department. May the Lord take you in his loving arms and welcome you into his Kingdom. You always made me laugh and smile at how meticulous you were in all the projects you took on.

Posted by John Flowers - San Antonio, TX   January 01, 2018

Forever remember you were a great supervisor on the police department, and a good friend.
May the Lord take you in his loving arms and welcome you in his kingdom. You always made me laugh at how meticulous you were with all the projects you took on.

Posted by John Flowers    January 01, 2018

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

Robert and Dianne Rose

Posted by Robert Rose - Pipe Creek, TX   December 31, 2017

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