U.S. Army Captain (Retired) Mark R. Lewis, II, age 39, died suddenly at his home after suffering a long battle with depression, paranoia, and acute PTSD brought on by his service to our Country.
Mark, a graduate of St. Pete Catholic High School and Florida International University, joined the Army following the 9/11 attack. He served our Country for 8 years, with two Tours of combat duty in Iraq.
Mark is preceded in death by his father, Mark R. Lewis, Sr. and is survived by his mother, Sharon Lewis Touchton, stepfather, Nick C. Touchton, sister, Leslie McRoberts, niece, Jasmine McRoberts, brother John C. Lewis, grandfather, Albert C. Blackwood, uncles Richard Sullivan “Joyce Sullivan” and John M. Lewis.
Funeral services will be held at the Bay Pines VA Cemetery on October 11, 2023, at 10:00 am where he will receive a full military ceremony in honor of his service to our County. Immediately preceding the service, a reception will be held at Doc Fords Restaurant located at 8790 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33709.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Tampa Wounded Warrior Project (877) 832-6997 https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate