Bernard Lewis, 91 passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Mr. Lewis was born in Woodville and spent remaining years in Quincy as a cattleman. Retired from U.S. Postal Service, retired Treasurer of Talquin Electric Cooperation Board, and was an Army Veteran of WW II and a member and former Deacon of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church where he was one of the first to give so the church could begin a full time childcare program.
Mr. Lewis served as 4-H Livestock Club leader for over four decades and transported countless kids and horses to 4-H Camp Timpoochee’s Horsemanship Schools. Mr. Lewis routinely held fish fries for youth attending area 4-H Horsemanship Schools and donated horses to be auctioned off in support of youth and their fundraising efforts.
In 2011 Mr. Lewis was inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.
Contributions may be made to; Clark-Lewis-Moore Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund, c/o Gadsden Co. Extension Office, 2140 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351. Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) is handling arrangements.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Florida 4-H official announcement of the death of long time supporter and Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Bobby Damron
Emeritus Professor Dr. Bobby Damron, a poultry science faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida from 1968-2003, and a 2015 Florida 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee, died Tuesday, March 2nd, 2016.
As a teen, Dr. Damron participated in the State 4-H Poultry Judging Contests, attended National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, and completed projects in dairy, gardening, tractors, poultry, leadership, agriculture, swine, and field crops. The unique 4-H experiences did not end for Dr. Damron when he graduated from high school.
Participating in UF Collegiate 4-H Weekends at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake and working at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf helped Dr. Damron stay involved with 4-H. He also met his wife, Vera, while working at 4-H Camp. After college, Dr. Damron volunteered to help 4-H and FFA teams learn poultry science and prepare for judging contests.