Fallen Hero: SMSgt (Ret) Arthur E. Lewis

Gulfport, MS

Funeral Home

Riemann Family Funeral Homes

11280 Three Rivers Rd. Gulfport, MS 39503


9:30-11 Am, Monday, Jun 29, 2020, at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Gulfport


11 am Monday, June 29, 2020, at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Gulfport


Another great Airman and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on  June 24, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  SMSgt (Ret) Arthur E. Lewis, age 87, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the MSANG Field Training site, now named the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Airman”

March 25, 1933 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 87)


Obituary Link

SMSgt Arthur E. Lewis, USAF, Ret., age 87, of Gulfport, passed away on June 24, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karla F. Lewis; and his parents, George and Beulah Lewis.

He is survived his children, Debbie Lewis Armstrong, Wayne Lewis (Sech),and Lisa Barham (Robert); 6 grandchildren, Ashley Gray (Scott), Brian Armstrong, Tiffany Lewis, Lindsey Lewis, Brandy Pickerel, and Jack Moore. Jr; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Gray, Cameron Armstrong, Baleigh Armstrong, and Damian Pickerel; and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Lewis was a native of Cuba, AL and he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War. He retired in 1993 as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving over 42 years of honorable service. He enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his family.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, June 29, 2020, at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, where friends may visit from 9:30 – 11 am. Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Due to Covid-19, the mandate will only allow 50 people in the funeral home for the visitation and service.

Online condolences may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com