Charles Taylor Lewis, 89, passed away on May 18, 2018, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Anne T. Lewis, and is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Elizabeth K. (Betty Fay) Lewis, sons Marshall T. Lewis and C. Taylor Lewis, Jr. (Ann Marie).
Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Charles Taylor was a forty-three-year employee of The National Bank of Fredericksburg. Starting as a transit clerk, he retired as the bank’s president and CEO.
Charles Taylor was a lifelong advocate for many organizations in the Fredericksburg community contributing his time and talents. He served most often as a board member or founding member. These organizations included the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Brotherhood of St. Andrews, Central Virginia Housing Coalition, Frank C. Pratt Mental Health Chapter, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fredericksburg Lions’ Club, Heart Fund, Hope House, Junior Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes, Mary Washington Hospital, Serenity Home, Salvation Army Advisory Board (Life Member), St. George’s Episcopal Church Vestry, Stafford County Industrial Development Authority, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock Region, United Givers’ Fund, Virginia Bankers’ Association, Virginia Society for Crippled Children and Adults, and Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
As a young professional, Charles Taylor received the Jr. Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award and in 1994, he received the prestigious Prince B. Woodard Citizenship Award from the Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania Chamber of Commerce.
Charles Taylor served in the Army National Guard for eight years. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting furniture pieces from exotic wood. He was an avid sportsman who loved golfing, boating with his family, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club.
Later in life, Charles Taylor became an accomplished golfer. A proud moment for him was winning their individual group flight in the Indian Creek Member-Guest Golf Tournament with son Taylor.
Charles Taylor is best remembered by his many friends as a gentleman and a gentle man. He will be dearly missed.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an organization of one’s choice. As Charles Taylor often said, “If you wish to remember me, do it with a kind word or deed.”
Online condolences may be shared at www.CurrieFuneral.com. A private service will be held at a later date in Fredericksburg.