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Fletcher S. Lewis
October 11, 1948-February 26, 2016
Fletcher passed with his love, Sherri, by his side on February 26. Born October 12, 1948 to Ken and Doris Lewis in North Tonawanda, New York. He later moved to Nebraska with his family.
He received his BS in Geology from the University of Nebraska, his MS in Geology from the University of Oregon and an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
He began his residency and work in Oklahoma forty years ago. He worked at Grace Petroleum and computer modeled the gas wells and pipeline system of the Hugoton Field. Next he became a District Reservoir Production Engineer for Grace Petroleum Corporation. He next became the Chief Engineer for Eason Oil Company. In 1981, he established Fletcher Lewis Engineering. Here, he engaged in prospect and geologic studies, economic and production evaluations, and provided expert testimony for both state regulatory commissions and litigation. Also, he was currently President of Rainmaker Oil and Gas.
Fletcher was a registered professional engineer, a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Professional Evaluation Engineers, and the Oklahoma City Geologic Society, Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. He was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to serve on the Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Erik Lewis. He was survived by his love of 39 years and his business partner, Sherri . He also has a sister Carlyn . Also, he was survived by his beloved boys, Max, Barney, and Sherman.
Fletcher’s kind heart included his rescue of his three dogs and his contributions to pet charities for many years. He served as “Santa” at Petsmart and helped with countless charitable fund raisers.
Fletcher requested that donations be made to Best Friends Of Pets PO Box 415, OKC 73101 or Orphan Angels Rescue PO Box 296 Edmond OK 73083 both 501c animal rescues.
Beth Richards says
Fletcher will be remembered and missed by the many of us who knew him through his volunteer efforts with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. May our thoughts and prayers that are with you and your family at this sad time bring some comfort to your sorrow.
Curtis Phillips says
“Fletch” will be missed by nearly everyone in the Oklahoma oil and gas community. His great knowledge of the industry and its history will no longer be available to hundreds of Oklahomans who called him “a friend.” Our thoughts are with all of you for the loss of our truly great friend and colleague.
I was so sorry to learn of his death. My thoughts are with you Sherri.
Carlyn Knowles says
I am Fletcher’s sister. I have so many childhood memories of Fletcher’s connection to the natural world. Fletch loved bees. He would hold them by their wings until the stingers dropped out, then put them in his pocket to bring them home. He also loved rocks, and he would put interesting rocks in his pockets. On laundry day, Mom would find bees and rocks. If he had not been a geologist, he would have probably been a beekeeper. He studied plant life. One scouting outing of two week duration took the troop to Colorado and other locations. Fletcher decided he would eat nothing but food he could gather from the land, such as cat tails. He actually gained weight during the trip. He did his best thinking when he was out in the yard eliminating the dandelions. In a neighborhood with a lot of dandelions, our yard was perfect. He was a hard worker, a logical thinker, and not one to display too much emotion, but he was very happy with Sherri and his dogs. He had a life that suited him and brought him satisfaction.