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H. David Lewis, Jr.
H. David Lewis Jr., born April 8, 1947 in Clarksburg, W.V., passed away June 22, 2013 in Santa Monica.
Dave graduated from Big Pine High School in 1967. He worked for Big Pine School before he joined the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department in 1974. He worked for the Sheriffâ€™s Department and had been promoted to Sergeant in 1980 and transferred to Lone Pine until 1983 when he took a police officer position with Bishop Police Department. He was later promoted to Sergeant and became a K9 handler to his partner of 10 years, Ivan. He held that position until he retired in 2003. Later he started his own business â€śDave Lewis Servicesâ€ť where he was still helping others in the community and court system.
Dave enjoyed fishing, target shooting and fourâ€“wheeling with the grandchildren.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Betty Lewis; his two sisters, Delura and Nancy; and his K9 partner, Ivan.
Dave is survived by his wife, Cirina, sons, Dan and Penny and Ed and Monica; daughters, Marnie and Mark, and Carol; grandchildren, Daniel and Barb Lewis, Ian Lewis, Ethan Casteel and Rylee Casteel; great-grandchlldren, Zachary, Blair and Daniel; and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dave will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Elkâ€™s Park in Bishop.