Tuesday, January 8, 2013

SKCS Lewis Eppright, United States Navy, Ret.

Lewis Don Eppright was born October 6, 1947 in Austin, Texas and passed away November 21, 2012, at the age of 65  of heart failure.

Lewis Don and Carole Ann were Junior High sweethearts and married June 17, 1966, and have raised two fine daughters.

Lewis joined the United States Navy Reserves in 1964, at the age of 17.  He later joined the regular Navy and was stationed on both the East and West Coasts during his career.  He served on various surface craft and submarines.

Lewis was based in Hawaii for most of his career, and it became home for his family.   After 22 years, including service in Vietnam, he retired, with the rank of Senior Chief Storekeeper.  Although he retired  on disability because of his heart, he went on to become a postal carrier for the United States Post Office in Hawaii.

Lewis eventually transferred to Texas, to be closer to his extended family, and lived in Round Rock, Texas at the time his death.

A memorial service was held for Lewis on November 28 at the Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas.  In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders out of Austin, Texas, who formed a line of American flags at the entrance of the church to welcome the arriving family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Carole, their two daughters and numerous other dear family and friends.

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