Arlin D Lewis, 89, of Neptune Beach, Florida, passed away August 1, 2023, after a long attempt to recover from a broken hip. Arlin was born in Greensboro, NC on August 28, 1933, to Florence McNeill and Arlin R. Lewis.
He grew up in Spencer, NC and attended Spencer High School. That is where he met Perry, and on August 1, 1953, they were married. Arlin was entering the United States Air Force and got married to his bride before leaving. He served four years in the USAF and upon returning took a job with Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC. He was with Duke several years before beginning his career at IBM. He was with IBM for 35 years. Taking the family many places where they still have friends today, Columbia, SC, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC and Jacksonville, FL. Arlin and Perry moved across the bridge to the beach upon retirement in 1982 and lived in Neptune Beach for almost 40 years.
Arlin enjoyed immensely being a father and grandfather. He was truly the best! So very caring in every way. His grandchildren loved him back with all their heart. He had something special with them. He attended many ballgames, recitals, graduations, it did not matter where, sometimes in NC and sometimes in FL.
Upon retirement and moving to the beach, golf became a ritual/hobby/sport for Arlin. He played often with friends. He was a member at Selva Marina CC. Arlin’s love for the game continued long after he stopped playing. He was a starter at March Landing CC, which he enjoyed early mornings on the course. He also became a part of all the volunteers that make the TPC Sawgrass a great golf tournament. He loved volunteering, chairing committees and most of all working with the kids (runners). Some whom he saw year after year. He was also a “Storyteller” at the Clubhouse. He loved both of these so much he did them for over 30 years at TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra.
He is survived by his four children, Rick (Terri) Lewis, Jenny (Jon) Mopper, Suzie Blue, and Marty (Bob) Bisplinghoff; five grandchildren Rebekah, Amanda, Ashley, Nick, and Alicia, and two great grandchildren Darby and Luke. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Blue, his son-in-law Jim Blue, and his wife Perry Moore Lewis. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Palms Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www2.jdrf.org) or Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org). Please visit his online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com.