Captain Kelly B. Lewis, 41, of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Integris Baptist Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Kelly was a 1997 graduate of the OSU Fire Protection Program and committed to public safety for his entire career. Kelly served the Edmond Fire Department for 15 years and ascended to Assistant Fire Marshall. During that time, Kelly performed extensive community outreach, firefighter training, building inspections, arson investigations, and was a key developer of the Edmond Children’s Safety Village. Kelly also served as Captain with the Deer Creek Volunteer Fire Department, performing a variety of functions including firefighting, training, and procurement of new trucks and equipment. Kelly received special recognition from the Oklahoma State Legislature for exemplary service at great personal risk while rescuing a fellow firefighter. Over the years, Kelly has been presented countless certificates of accomplishment by the National Fire Academy at Emmitsburg, Maryland and other nationally accredited institutions. Most recently Kelly completed the Executive Fire Officer Program under the US Fire Administration. For several years, Kelly also taught firefighter courses and mentored the new generation of future firefighters at the local vo-tech school.
Kelly was a devoted husband and loving father. Kelly married Tina in secret on March 28th of 2011 with a family ceremony on the beaches of Mexico in January 2012. Kelly fathered two amazing boys whom he adored and loved more than anything in the world. Kelly cherished time with family and friends, and often spent weekends exploring new places, camping, and adventuring on the lakes, riding trails and sand dunes. Thanksgiving was spent each year at a new campground with extended family for a relaxing outdoor retreat. Kelly’s hobbies included RV-ing, four-wheeling, fostering dogs, car restoration, wakeboarding, home improvement projects, and any other project that tickled his fancy that month. Friends always found Kelly to be loyal, dependable and trustworthy. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Kelly is survived in death by Tina Lewis (wife), Colton S. Lewis (son), Caleb O. Lewis (son), Judy Lewis (mother), John W. Lewis Major USAF (father), Cathy M. Lewis (step mother), Todd W. Lewis (brother).
Visitation will be held at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5pm-8pm. The memorial service will be held at Life Church, OKC Campus on 178th St and Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10am.
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