Stephen Albert Lewis, emeritus professor, department chair – March 1, 2020

March 4, 2020

Stephen Albert Lewis, professor emeritus of plant pathology and physiology and department chair, died Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Lewis retired from Clemson University in 2006 after 33 years. He was the last chair of the plant pathology and physiology department before it merged into entomology, soils and plant sciences.

Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, master’s from Rutgers University and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He was a celebrated soybean researcher and a past president of the Society of Nematologists. He also was elected a Fellow of the society.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Stewart Lewis; two daughters, Stephanie Shelton (Roger) of Greenville and Joanna Mitchell of Houston, Texas; a son, Michael Stewart Lewis of Redding, Connecticut; a sister, Betty St. Cyr of Virginia; a brother, Robert Lewis of Six Mile; and two grandchildren, Roger Blake Shelton and Riley Stuart Mitchell.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 193 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson. There will be a reception in the parrish hall beginning at 2:30 p.m.

His full obituary and tribute page are posted online.