Robert Lewis


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Robert Lewis
1430 Bernice Street
Morgan City, LA 90380

Phone: 985-312-2005

Occupation: Operation Coordinator - Conrad Shipyard
Spouse: Jackie (Ledbetter)
Children: 2
Grandchildren: 8

Entry from December 5, 2015:
2016 will find me in my 50th year in the Shipyard business. Started as a helper and grew to be the Gen Mgr of four different yards. Currently living in Morgan City, LA, with Jackie and a Welch Corgi named Maximillian Barxmore. Expect to retire (for the third time) in about two years. Then I will get back to writing again.


Entry from July 24, 2008
After almost 40 years in Shipyard Management thoughout the South, I made a slight detour in 2005 to move to Morgan City and build and open a Steel Service Center in Morgan City.  Started on project two days after Hurricane Katrina came through with an empty field and 3000 tons of steel plate to sell. After building plant from scratch and establishing the business, had a stroke and had to step back from General Manager's slot to Sales Manager.  Getting ready for our third expansion soon.  Expect to work until I'm at least 70.

Jackie and I spend our time with photography and a house full of pets.  Since my right side is now partially useless, I finally have an excuse for my lousy golf game.

Previous Entry:
After graduation tried College but it wouldn't take. Ended up entering the shipyard industry. Spent the last 37 years trying to get out. Have managed shipyards throughout the south and overseas. Currently General Manager for a Laser Cutting facility in Mobile.

Have two wonderful children (Corey and Kate) by my first marriage. The children worked but the marriage didn't. Second try was a winner. Jackie and I have been married for 18 years and traveled throughout the South. A beautiful woman and a beautiful area... what more could any man ask.

Still working but writing is my hobby. Have written and illustrated a suthun' cookbook (write for a 'gratis' copy). Also wrote and illustrated three children's books, a marine glossary, a shipfitters handbook, and several humorous short stories about the South that may turn into a published collection. Currently run a Conservative Political web-site ( that takes up most of my spare time.

In retrospect I wish we had come to the reunion. Skip McDaniel told me I was going to miss a great party... and, for once in his life, it appears he was right.