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Theresa Galbraith


From:
Goodlettsville,Tn. USA
Post Posted 22 May 2009 12:52 pm     Reply with quote

I just received a phone call from Sandy of George L. Music Products with sad news.
George passed quietly at home surrounded with his family and loved ones this afternoon.
Kim & Lisa ask me to post this on their behalf. Arrangement's will follow.
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Danny Bates


From:
Fresno, CA. USA
Post Posted 22 May 2009 1:22 pm     Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. This is from their website...

Our founder George L. Lewis is a seasoned veteran in our musical heritage. He is a Pearl Harbor survivor of the USS West Virginia. He has also been part owner in business such as GHS String Co. and Sho-bud Steel Guitar Co. For over 30 years he has dedicated his skills to promoting our fine line of Cables, Pickups, Strings and Accessories.



George & Mona Lewis at the International Steel Guitar Convention
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pdl20


From:
Benton, Ar . USA,
Post Posted 22 May 2009 1:30 pm     George Lewis Reply with quote

May He Rest in Gods Loving Arms.He was a Real Hero for his service to us and his country and a real friend to the steel guitar world,we will miss him. God Bless his family also. Rudy
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John Bechtel


From:
Nashville, Tennessee, R.I.P.
Post Posted 22 May 2009 2:10 pm     Reply with quote

R.I.P. My Friend, George Lewis. My sincerest condolences to the Lewis Family!
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Hook Moore


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South Charleston,West Virginia
Post Posted 22 May 2009 2:51 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Theresa, my condolences to all the friends and family..
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Herb Steiner


From:
Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 22 May 2009 4:28 pm     Reply with quote

George was a great man, a great American, a wonderful businessman, a Brother and a True and Trusted Friend.

May the Supreme Architect of the Universe lead him through that undiscovered land from whose bourn no traveler returns.

RIP George.
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Bobby Caldwell


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St. Louis, Missouri, USA * R.I.P.
Post Posted 22 May 2009 5:30 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad news, George was a dear friend and had many health issues for sometime. I first met him when he worked for Shot at the Sho-Bud store. He was a lot of fun to be around. He built some great products for steel guitarists and he will be missed. Rest in peace dear friend, Bobby
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Skip Cole


From:
North Mississippi
Post Posted 22 May 2009 6:40 pm     Reply with quote

I'd like to offer my condolences to the Lewis family in the passing of Mr Lewis. Had the occassion to speak to him and the ladies at his booth a few times , very nice folks. God bless and comfort you all,
Skip
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Al Marcus


From:
Cedar Springs,MI USA * R.I.P.
Post Posted 22 May 2009 7:01 pm     Reply with quote

I met George Lewis in 1968 at the Sho-Bud Store. He was a great guy and very helpful to Steel guitar players. He showed me a couple of Sho-Buds in the back room top of the stairs.

Rest in Peace , George, He did a lot of good for a lot of people.. My condolences to his family...al
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Al Marcus


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Cedar Springs,MI USA * R.I.P.
Post Posted 22 May 2009 7:07 pm     Reply with quote

I met George Lewis in 1968 at the Sho-Bud Store. He was a great guy and very helpful to Steel guitar players. He showed me a couple of Sho-Buds in the back room top of the stairs.

Rest in Peace , George, He did a lot of good for a lot of people.. My condolences to his family...al
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Jody Sanders


From:
Magnolia,Texas, R.I.P.
Post Posted 22 May 2009 8:29 pm     Reply with quote

I don't know what to say. My heart is so heavy on hearing of George's passing. He will be greatly missed as he has contributed so much to the steel guitar industry and was such a wonderful and caring person. May GOD bless, comfort, and keep his family always. Jody.
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Tommy Young


From:
Ethelsville Alabama
Post Posted 22 May 2009 10:05 pm     Reply with quote

THIS saddens me very much as i knew him real well, such a nice guy and friend to all my sincerest condolences to his family and friends may he rest in peace.
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Kenneth Rollans


From:
LITTLE ROCK.,ARKANSAS * R.I.P.
Post Posted 22 May 2009 10:42 pm     Our Dear Brother Reply with quote

may God bless the lewis family,may he keep his loving arms around them in this time of sorrow.he will be missed by them that knew him and his great produdts.above all that i will always remember him as when he saw HELL during the attact on PEARL HARBOR.I got to tell him that when i last saw him,that we were greatful for his service to our country during those dark days in american history.Herb steiner said it best in his post on this forum.We will miss you, our brother George Lewis.kenny and dorothy rollans.
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Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 23 May 2009 2:01 am     Reply with quote

My condolences to the Lewis family. I have known George since his days at Sho-Bud. George is the one that taught me how to palm block. I've used George L's strings and cable since they were introduced.

I knew George wa in ill health these last several years but it's still a shock to hear of his passing.
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Paul King


From:
Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 23 May 2009 6:41 am     george Reply with quote

I never personally met George but it sure appears he was a fine gentleman. His contributions to the steel guitar community are appreciated. The one thing that stood out to me was that George was a Pearl Harbor survivor. His service to our country increases an appreciation for our freedom. May God comfort the family and friends during this difficult time of sorrow.
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DeWitt Scott


From:
St. Louis, Missouri, USA * R.I.P.
Post Posted 23 May 2009 6:45 am     George Lewis Reply with quote

George and Mona Lewis was my "home away from home" when I was going to Nashville in the 1960's. I seen their two children raised...He will be sadly missed.
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Russ Hicks


From:
Pegram, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 23 May 2009 6:52 am     Reply with quote

A big part of the Steel industry for a lot of years....I'll miss him, and my condolences to Kim and Lisa and the family.
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Chuck Hall


From:
Warner Robins, Ga, USA
Post Posted 23 May 2009 8:17 am     Reply with quote

So mote it be
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Lana Rosselli


From:
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Post Posted 23 May 2009 9:15 am     Reply with quote

What a loss to the steel guitar community. He will be sorely missed.

As per the Tenessean here are the arrangements:

Spring Hill Funeral Home
5110 Galanten Road

Visitation
Sunday 5/24 4-8pm
Monday 5/25 1-8pm

Internment 5/26

May George rest in peace knowing he carved his mark in an industry as well as many hearts. May God comfort his family and loved ones during this time of sorrow.
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Buddy Huff


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Somewhere near the edge of America
Post Posted 23 May 2009 10:07 am     Reply with quote

I just got Sandy's phone message I dont know what to say. George and his family have helped me in so many ways that in three lifetimes I could never repay them. I feel honored to have had the chance to work with such a great man. My heartfelt condolences to all of the family and employees of George'ls
Rest in peace my friend Buddy and Gloria Huff
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 23 May 2009 12:02 pm     Reply with quote

I am saddened to hear of Mr. Lewis' passing as well.

I always enjoyed a short visit with him at the St. Louis convention.

In his absence the last few years I always inquired of the girls as to his well being and asked them to wish him and Mona the best. Another icon of the industry who leaves a huge void with his passing.

My condolences to the Lewis family and all his close friends.
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Larry Self


From:
Spring City, Tn. Bledsoe * R.I.P.
Post Posted 23 May 2009 12:46 pm     Reply with quote

I'm very sorry to hear this. I dealt with Geo L and family for a long time. the nicest people I ever dealt with. honest and fair. R.I.P. and thank you for your service to this great country. Larry Self
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Richard Bass


From:
Sabang Beach, Philippines
Post Posted 23 May 2009 7:04 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad news. I knew George since the 60's. A big help to me thru the years.
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Fred Justice


From:
Mesa, Arizona
Post Posted 23 May 2009 7:40 pm     Reply with quote

My condolences to the family, rest in peace George Lewis. Your legacy lives on.
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Bobby Bowman


From:
Cypress, Texas, USA, R.I.P.
Post Posted 23 May 2009 9:56 pm     My Friend Reply with quote

George and I didn't get to see each other a lot during the years, but when we did, we shared a lot of life and living together. He, his family and staff have been very special friends to me and Toni. Their service and personal interest to us has always been the best,,,top shelf.
May God rest Georges' soul and bring comfort to Mona, Kim, Lisa, his whole family, friends and staff.
Thanks for the good times George.
BB and Toni.
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