Obituary: Lewis Sansom |

Obituary: Lewis Sansom

A celebration of life is planned on Monday, March 20, for Lewis Martin Sansom, who died March 7, 2000. He was 27.

Mr. Sansom was born June 21, 1972. He recently returned to his native Knoxville, Tenn., after working for four years at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, most recently as countroom manager. He was an active member of the local youth community, including coaching three years for Pop Warner football. Sansom’s friendly demeanor and caring attitude left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was an avid sportsman and quickly made close friendships with many people in the area. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Sansom graduated from Webb High School in Knoxville and then The Citadel in 1995. After leaving Lake Tahoe he was employed by family-owned H.T. Hackney Company, the nation’s third largest wholesale distributor.

He is survived by his parents, William B. and Elisabeth Sansom; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Tommy Eggleston; nephews, Scott and Luke; grandfather Richard E. Sansom; and grandmother, Evelyn Martin Shafer.

The celebration will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20 in the Logan Creek Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Convention Center. Memorials may be made to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923.

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