To the editor:
Dec. 16, 1977, was the first day I met Pappy Lewis. It was then I became an operator at the Woodward Resource Center water plant. I worked every other weekend, and Pappy worked every weekend along with the second operator.
Part of Pappy’s job was to fill the feeders with 80-pound bags of lime and 50-pound bags of alum. He could look at gauge and know when the water towers were getting full.
He was very fit as he rode his bike out to his job everyday. On bad days, his neighbor Leonard Potter would drive him out to campus.
Pappy did love Johnny Cash as he had a cassette that played endlessly throughout the day!
He got his name early in his days at the “institution,” where he had three or four residents who called him Pappy.
I always a good time working with Pappy. He will be missed by many when passing by his home at Pearl Valley, and Perry won’t be the same. RIP Pappy Lewis.