Mark R. Lewis, II

Mark R. Lewis, II

Mark R. Lewis, II

October 11, 1983~September 03, 2023

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

Military Honors

Bay Pines National Cemetery


Jean Tondreault

October 3, 2023, 1:42 pm

We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and may he finally be at peace and may your memories give you comfort.
We love you.
Steve & Jeannie Tondreault

Kevin Lasagna

October 3, 2023, 7:03 pm

My condolences on your loss. Mark was a good man and I am proud to have known him.
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Lasagna

Joe Naranjo

October 3, 2023, 7:24 pm

Rest Easy Brother. Until We Regroup Again.🙏🙏🇺🇲


October 3, 2023, 7:58 pm


Julie McKinney

October 4, 2023, 7:05 am

I am sorry for your loss. After my husband passed, Mark gave me comfort and support. Always checking on me to make sure I was safe with an offer to help with anything. He will be missed. I know he is at peace now. Mark and Shawn are together again in heaven swapping Army stories as they always did.

Julie Bulson

October 4, 2023, 1:15 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time ❤️🙏🏻

Jeff and Julie Bulson

Alejandro Moreno

October 4, 2023, 1:25 pm

Rip sir, i would follow you to combat anyday, furthermore i am a better person for knowing you.

Sergeant Kerby Angervil, USA, Ret.

October 4, 2023, 1:47 pm

Gone too soon😢!
Praying for strength for your family and loved ones 🙏🏿
Forever a Warrior, you will be surely missed brother. R.I.P. Sir! 🫡

Sergeant Harry Zayas

October 4, 2023, 5:16 pm

Such an incredible soul. It was an absolute pleasure serving with Mark in Iraq 2007 through 2008. He and his energy that he brought to the group of soldiers he led will surely be missed. Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.

Luis Melendez

October 4, 2023, 8:50 pm

Until Valhalla Sir where Sappers Meet at the Breach. Rest In Peace. My Condolences to the Lewis Family 🙏

SSG Isaiah C. Burton

October 4, 2023, 9:13 pm

Sir, your leadership, grace, and memories will last a lifetime. May your family’s strength and peace abound them in this process, and your legacy, and life touch so many to come.

MSG Marcus Acklin

October 4, 2023, 9:18 pm

RIP Sir, you’re gone too soon! We will miss you brother!!!

Thomas Weston, CW4-Ret

October 4, 2023, 10:29 pm

Deepest condolences. Mark and I were both with the 841st in Iraq.

Terence Mclaughlin SFC retired

October 5, 2023, 10:04 am

Retired SFC McLauglin, Terence

We served the entire tour in Iraq from the tents to the battle field.
All my respects and blessing to you and family. Blessings in this and all lifetime.

Tamaria L McAlpin

October 5, 2023, 1:06 pm

OMG Lewis!!! I never forgot about you, and I never forgot about the one time you stood up for me in Iraq. God gave you a gift of compassion. We were both young LTs deployed to Iraq, fighting for this country only to be broken by this country. I am deeply hurt and sad to know your life here is no more. May you Rest In Heaven!! And God bring comfort to your family and friends.

MAJ Tamaria McAlpin

Robert Rutzler

October 5, 2023, 5:22 pm

RIP LT we miss you and we will always remember you.
SFC Rutzler retired.

Mauricio De La Nuez (Sergeant De La)

October 5, 2023, 8:57 pm

Lt Lewis as I knew him in our 2007 deployment to Iraq was good man. Too good for such a mission that left so many scarred. I understood him and am sad he is gone. May He rest in peace.

Tiffany Hester

October 5, 2023, 9:48 pm

Praying for your family during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of “little mark” from when I was a kid. Sending all the love!
– Tiffany (Moore) Hester

Diana and Al Guenthardt

October 6, 2023, 2:20 pm

We are so sorry for your loss, Sharon. Our hearts go out to you and the family. Mark is out of pain now, and in a better place.

Ssg Swank, Raymond

October 6, 2023, 2:53 pm

You will be sorely missed, go easy into the night, and rest in peace, we will take it from here brother. My condolences to your family. You will always be remembered. Bravo company 841st Det.

Bob and Marilyn Frank

October 6, 2023, 3:45 pm

We are so sorry for you and your family. Our prayers for all you suffering.
I believe Mark is at peace and our Lord is embracing him for love and comfort.

Carl and Janet Perkins

October 6, 2023, 4:15 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Nothing loved is ever lost and we know “Little Mark” was loved. He may be gone from your sight, but he will never be gone from your hearts. Rest in peace, Mark.

Kathleen Regan

October 6, 2023, 4:29 pm

Sharon, Nick and family, so sorry to hear about Mark. It’s so difficult. As parents we always wish we could fix things my prayers and love,

Carol Roy

October 6, 2023, 6:31 pm

I just found out my condolences to you and your family
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time .
Carol Roy

Char Rodriguez

October 6, 2023, 8:02 pm

You helped to keep me sane on many a crazy days in Iraq. We helped each other grow as leaders, in a place with such a distinct learning curve. It was my honor to call you friend. Till Valhalla Brother when we meet again.

Richie Easley

October 9, 2023, 4:54 pm

Richie Easley SFC Retired

My deepest condolences to the family and I am truly sorry for your loss.

I found out today that he was no longer with us. Then I just start remembering all the late night phone calls around 2:00am from him that I use to get.
Until we meet again, love and respect always

CW2 Matthew Homan

October 10, 2023, 12:27 pm

I got to work with Mark starting at Ft McCoy and then off and on through the ’07-08 tour, when he was a fine young LT finding he way in the Army.

I was deeply saddened by the news and offer my deepest condolences to the family, and to all our 841st brethren.

Jerry, Donna, Jamie & Jeff

October 10, 2023, 3:03 pm

To Sharon & Family,
Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow. We wish you peace and strength during this difficult time. We hope your loving memories will bring you comfort.

Michael Clarke

October 10, 2023, 6:38 pm

RIP Mark I am glad I had a chance to chat with you a few months ago about life, our deployments in Iraq and during our Afghan work up in 2011 just sorry we wont be able to hookup in the New Year like we had planned. Till Valhalla Brother

Lisa Fontaine

October 12, 2023, 5:38 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. My condolences to you and family.
May he rest in eternal peace.

Amy and Gordon Krueger

October 12, 2023, 6:42 pm

Sharon we just received this obituary, we are shocked and so saddened! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Mark be at peace! Cherish all the great memories! Sending lots of hugs and prayers!

Sharon Touchton

October 19, 2023, 5:57 pm

I want to thank everyone who took the time to tell me how much my son was admired by his fellow friends and comrades.
He never told me much about his tours or things that bothered him. Reading what each of you wrote made me so proud of him.
Thank you.

Lanny Hillman

November 13, 2023, 4:18 am

CPT Lewis,

I will our hours of long talks. Which again when you were a Cadet at FIU. I been calling and texting for over a month. And I receive bad news just now. Rest my friend. You were one of the good one.

May God bless your family.

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