Larry Walter Lewis

Larry Walter Lewis

March 23, 1945 - October 20, 2020

Larry Walter Lewis, age 75, of Corbin passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Born March 23, 1945, in Benham, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruby Lewis.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Later, in 1969, he began a career with the Kentucky State Police. Captain Lewis served as commander of several posts before his retirement in 1998.

He leaves behind his wife, Wilma Lewis of Corbin; son, Joseph Lewis of Lakeland, Florida; sister, Peggy Ketron and husband Wade of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephew, Greg Ketron and wife Cheryl of New York; nieces: Sherri Campbell and husband Danny of Fort Myers, Florida, Debbie King of Paonia, Colorado; and Tammy Hall and husband Tim of Trenton, Ohio. He is also survived by numerous friends. He will be sorely missed.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 24, 2020, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with James Hodge officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Saturday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street Corbin, KY 40701. The Kentucky State Police Honor Guard will be present.

  • Sgt. D. K. Damrel K.S.P. Retired
    Posted at 01:57h, 22 October Reply

    Rest In Peace Brother Trooper. Larry was a classmate (Class 39) and I worked with him at Post 7.

  • Mary Jo Sullivan
    Posted at 02:12h, 22 October Reply

    Larry was such a great man. I worked at the Academy and would see him during in-service training or help him along the way if he needed any training records. Larry was truly “An Officer and a Gentleman”. God Bless his soul.

    Mary Jo Sullivan
    Retired, KSP

  • Nancy & Tommy Miller
    Posted at 02:59h, 22 October Reply

    Wilma and Joey,
    Tommy and I are heartbroken to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry was a steadfast friend to Tommy. The last time Tommy spoke with Larry he asked Larry if he had accepted Christ as his Savior. He told Tommy he had and professed to him his salvation. Based on God’s Word I am certain that we will unite with Larry again in Heaven. Our prayers are for you and Joey and all of those who were fortunate enough to know Larry.

  • Carl Buck Shoupe
    Posted at 03:12h, 22 October Reply

    “SEMPER FI” My Friend! RIP

  • George Wells
    Posted at 13:14h, 22 October Reply

    Lt. Lewis was stationed at Post 10 upon my graduation from the KSP Academy in 1982. As a new trooper coming from the Western half of the state, Lt. Lewis wisely took the time to explain to me what to expect from the people of Eastern Kentucky. I enjoyed my short tenure at Post 10 before being transferred to the Narcotics Section. Lt. Lewis was one of only a few persons that I truly trusted during my time in Harlan. I enjoyed playing softball and golf with Lt. Lewis as he was really enjoyable to be around. We as troopers are a family. I wish I could have taken more time to really get to know Lt. Lewis.
    My prayers to his family.

  • Craig Scott
    Posted at 19:53h, 22 October Reply

    Although we didn’t stay in touch after high school, “Bullman” Larry arrived and became part of our Cumberland High Class of 63 the year Benham was folded into CHS in 1962. Instantly he became one of “us.” A true gentleman, kind and unassuming even though he was pretty darn good at both baseball and football. He was simply a good guy, easy to be around, fun and friendly. I’ve heard from others through the years that he remained that way as you would expect from someone of his character and personality. I extend my condolences to his family and many friends. RIP Larry. Craig Scott, Savannah, GA

  • Jody Hawkins
    Posted at 22:09h, 22 October Reply

    He was one of the good ones. RIP my friend.

  • Steve Duff Retired KSP Sgt Post 10
    Posted at 22:23h, 22 October Reply

    Larry was both a fellow officer and friend. He was truly one of the good guys. To his family Ginger and I extend our sympathies and prayers. out of this untimely news comes the comfort of knowing that he had Christ as his savior. Words can never express our heart felt sorrow at the loss of a true friend

  • Ret Capt F&W Ken Mobley
    Posted at 03:00h, 23 October Reply

    Larry was an Outstanding Tropper,a True long time friend! Karry would do anything for anybody that needed help,I looked up to him as I began my Law Enforcement career,a better Gentleman I have never known!!!! RIP

  • Ret. KSP Sgt. Harold Beshears
    Posted at 21:37h, 24 October Reply

    Larry was a fellow officer at London and Harlan Posts for a number of years. Sympathy and prayers for the family

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