Lewis Carlisle Spearman, 66, of Crosby Texas died from complications of a heart condition on Friday, June 25.

Lewis Carlisle Spearman, born July 1st, 1954 in Anderson, SC was the son of the late Charles and Ninetta Spearman. He is survived by his brother Charles of Florida, sister Diane Padgett of South Carolina and niece Nicole (Mark) Gregory of SC, and Dina (Steve) Grant of Tennessee. He has three great nieces, Regan Gregory, Collyn Gregory, of SC and Hollie Shuler of TN, and a great nephew, Joey Shuler of TN. He is also survived by many cousins, (Jean Hutto of Anderson, SC was his partner of mischievous activities as a youngster!) aunts, and uncles of SC.

He was a graduate of Erskine College in Due West, SC where he studied journalism, and he studied Behavioral Science at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He worked for the Anderson (SC) Independent newspaper before coming to Texas in 1994.

He was employed by the Star-Courier newspaper since 1994 as the Associate Editor and Marketing Director. He was active with the Crosby/Hoffman Chamber, the Highlands Chamber and the Crosby Fair and Rodeo. He also participated in the battle re-enactments every year on the San Jacinto Battleground, an expression of his interest in history.

In addition to his technical skills in journalism and printing, he had a warm personality that made good friends easily. In his writing, he was noted for his quirky style and use of flowery vocabulary.

The community has expressed an overwhelming sense of loss, and scheduled several memorial services and fund raisers in his behalf.

A memorial service at Crosby Church is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00 pm, and the public is invited and encouraged to share your remembrance stories. A fund raiser for funeral expenses is scheduled for Saturday, July 10 at 4:00 pm at the Crosby Fairgrounds. His ashes will be permanently interred at Crosby Church, for those who wish to pay their respects later.

Rest in Peace, Lewis. We will miss you.