William B. “Bill” Lewis - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William B. “Bill” Lewis

June 17, 1949 - March 15, 2023

William B. “Bill” Lewis, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Born in Baltimore, MD on June 17, 1949, he was a son of the late Harold and Marianna (Murray) Lewis. Bill dedicated his life to educating children in the Christiana School District until his retirement.

Bill was a true craftsman, woodworking and house restoration were his hobbies. He also enjoyed time spent with his family, grandkids and his pets. He was a proud Trustee at First Presbyterian Church of Newark DE. He enjoyed cruises and proudly wore the baseball cap he found on a cruise in Germany. Bill had a beautiful musical voice, and especially liked singing Frank Sinatra music, including My Way.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Tawndra Lewis; and his step children, Elizabeth and Louis Goddard. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Lovett Linwood Lewis; his children, Wendy Lewis, and Caitlyn Brown (Tim); his step children, Trevor Moore (Christine), Jeffrey Linwood (Clover), Judith Linwood (Zachary Reese), and Robert Linwood; as well as his beloved grandchildren, Myah, Zoya, Mason and Luna; and his brothers, John M. Lewis (Jean) and David S. Lewis (Linda).

A memorial service will begin at 10 am on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church, 292 West Main Street, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Humane Animal Partners, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or online by clicking here.


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  • So sorry for your loss. Bill was such a nice man. He had a wonderful family. He came from a long line of educators! He was a fabulous teacher. Thinking of you all. Sending prayers and condolences to all.
    Donna Horgan
    Dave Lewis’ Sister in-law
    (Linda’s Sister)

  • I love ya brother Bill and thank you for all your kindness throughout my life. You taught me a lot! Miss ya Bud.

  • Mr. Lewis was my 4th grade teacher at Christiana Salem Elementary school. He was a kind, patient, and dedicated teacher. Rest in peace, and condolences to his family.

  • Mr. Lewis was my 7th grade science teacher at Gauger Middle. His class is where I learned how to write a detailed outline. I also remember him being a M.A.S.H. fan. He relayed in class that he was looking forward to its season finale all those years ago. I was fortunate enough to run into him last year at McGlynn’s in Pike Creek. He was with an old friend who introduced me to him as a fellow teacher. Through conversation we realized I was a former student. He did not remember me but was amazed that I could tell he was a M.A.S.H fan. I thoroughly enjoyed the brief encounter we shared. I thanked him for his contribution to my younger self, paid his tab, (which he insisted was not necessary), and he was on his was.
    I had not seen him since 7th grade, some 38 years ago. It felt weird to call him Bill, which he also insisted on, but I am so glad I ran into him.
    My condolences to the family as well as my thanks. Thanks for sharing him with so many others whose lives he also touched and taught.