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A. J.  "Jack" Lewis, Jr.

Obituary for A. J. "Jack" Lewis, Jr.

July 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 86

Services for Mr. A. J. Lewis, Jr.


Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lewis, Jr, 86, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in his home on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1932 to Grace McNamara and Andrew Jackson Lewis, Sr.

Jack attended Alamo Heights schools, followed by New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954, St. Mary's University with a JD in 1957, and New York University with a LLM in taxation in 1963. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1957. He met the love of his life, Peggy Wolff Lewis, at age 14. They were in love for 70 years and married for 63 wonderful years.

He is survived by his sister, Linda Lewis McSween, and his children, Jack Lewis III and his wife Liza, Steve C. Lewis and his wife Susan, and Laurie L. Saunders and her husband John; nine grandchildren: John T. Saunders III (Lauren), Kenneth S. Adams IV (Amy), Christina Marie Saunders, Fannie Lewis Thomas (Clayton), Barclay C. Adams, Grace Saunders LePere (R.H.), Sallie Lewis Longoria (Carlos), A.J. Lewis IV, Richard Spencer Lewis II and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy, his brother, Richard Spencer Lewis, and infant sister, Grace Joyce Lewis.

Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, known as "Popo" to his grandchildren. Jack and Peggy were world travelers and instilled their love of travel and adventure in their children and grandchildren by starting a tradition of annual family trips that took them all over the world. These are some of their most treasured memories and one of their greatest legacies.

Jack was the managing partner of Foster, Lewis, Langley, Gardner & Banack law firm for 38 years. He served as Senior Chairman of the Board of Jefferson Bank for over 30 years. Under his leadership, Jefferson Bank grew significantly. Jack also served as Chairman of the Board of Bevans State Bank in Menard, Texas until 1982. He served as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Incarnate Word University. He was Chairman Emeritus for KLRN-TV and served as Chairman for the Sam Houston District of the Boy Scouts of America. Jack was a proud Eagle Scout. He was a member of the San Antonio German Club, the Order of the Alamo, the Texas Order of Saint Hubertus, and the Texas Cavaliers, where he served as King Antonio LIV in 1976.

Jack was a voracious reader, loved his cross-word puzzles, and was talented at telling jokes and limericks. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time hunting and fishing in the field with his buddies, children, and grandchildren. He loved to travel extensively and enjoyed summers in Carmel with Peggy. He was a strong man who encouraged others to be the best they could be.

The family would like to thank Andres Cisneros and Paola Rios, for their unwavering care for Jack and all the Lewis family for nearly 30 years. They would also like to thank Dr. Fernando Lopez for his compassionate care. In addition, they would like to thank Grace Gutierrez, for her devoted care and companionship to Jack in the last months of his life.

Private Family Interment at Mission Park North
Friends and Family are Invited to a Mass and a Celebration of Jack's Life
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
10:00 am
Motherhouse Chapel of the Incarnate Word

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Richard Spencer Lewis Foundation, the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

Honorary Pallbearers: King's Council of the Texas Cavaliers.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • The Richard Spencer Lewis Foundation
    Attn: Linda Pierce, 1777 Northwest Loop 410, Suite 201
    San Antonio, TX 78217

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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