Ray Lewis, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 30. He was a lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Charlestown High School. Ray played varsity basketball at Louisiana State University and, as he completed his masters' degree, he coached the freshman team at LSU.
Upon returning to Indiana, Ray taught mathematics and filled the role of athletic director at Clarksville High School. He was named regional Athletic Director of the year on two occasions during his career. During his time as an educator, Ray also oversaw the evening men's basketball adult education program at Clarksville for many years and he served on the Town of Clarksville Parks Department Board for 27 years.
Ray loved golf and to travel and he was an active participant in the former Clarksville Sister Cities program, making many friends across the world.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Laura McGuffey Lewis as well as his siblings, Betty Coombs, Lorraine Bowen, Jim Lewis, and Don Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynn (Vaught) Lewis, his brother Russ Lewis (Mary Lou), and numerous nieces and nephews.
A remembrance of Rays life will be held at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center Auditorium, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana, on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be in the River Room at the Interpretive Center beginning at 9:30. Chapman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.chapmanfuneralhome.net.
Memorials to Ray's life can be made to The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, via the website, www.fallsoftheohio.org or 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana 47129: or the Clarksville Parks Foundation at 2000 Broadway, Clarksville, Indiana 47129