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Marion Edward Lewis

March 12, 1957 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 63)

Obituary

Marion Edward Lewis was born on March 12, 1957, in Dallas, Texas. He transitioned to eternity on June 1, 2020. 

Marion received his education in the Richardson Independent School District. Throughout his school years, Marion enjoyed sports, as he was a gifted athlete. He was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame for being the youngest baseball player to make a triple play - he got three people out in one play. To this day, his bust is on display in Austin. In 1976, he graduated from Lake Highlands High School where he played the drums and his team won several championships. Marion went on to enjoy playing semi-pro basketball. 

Among many hobbies, Marion most enjoyed basketball. He delighted in coaching his children's basketball teams. Professionally, Marion worked at Freeman's Pontiac Dealership in the service department. He also continued his father's role in facilities management at Central Congregational Church in Dallas.

Marion accepted Christ at a young age. He was a member of Jeremiah Deliverance Tabernacle under the leadership of his mother, Pastor Thelma Lee Barnett Lewis. Marion took pride in being the drummer for years. 

Marion Lewis was a gentle giant who never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, son, and friend. His sweet, kind, loving, outgoing, and personable nature will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Esau Lewis and Thelma Barnett Lewis; and his brother, Anthony Esau Lewis. Those left to cherish his love include his wife, Julie Amburn; children: Preston Dugan, Adrienne Hester, Kristin Allison, Cory Allison, and Christina Galvan; grandchildren: Trey, Brandon, Skye, Paige, Alyssa, Ethan, Mirei, Mielle, Devin, Avery, Seth, Aden, Autumn, and Landon; siblings: Henry Lewis, Brenda Salone, and Melvin Lewis (Belinda); aunts: Laurine Collins, Florence Donnell, Dorothy Barnett, and Relvia Barnett; and a host of other dear relatives and friends. 

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Services

Private Celebration of Life

Chamberland Funerals & Cremations
333 West Avenue D
Garland, TX 75040

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Due to COVID-19, a private celebration of life will be held in Marion's honor. Your prayers are sincerely appreciated.
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