Augusta Chronicle: Retired Episcopal Minister has seen the world evolve

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Born in Augusta in 1927, Lewis Bohler Jr. has seen a lot of changes to the Garden City.

When Bohler was growing up in what is now the Laney-Walker community, clay roads were still common, segregation was pervasive and tall buildings were the exception to the rule.

"I've seen us go from the horse and buggy to the moon," Bohler said.

Bohler, a retired Episcopal priest, has spent two stints living in Augusta. He left in 1944 to study accounting at Hampton Institute in Virginia before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and serving in Guam and Japan.

He returned permanently in 1996 to take care of a sick brother and serve at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

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