He and Helen McCann, also from Roanoke, have been married for more than 50 years. They have two sons, Stephan H. Waid and Dr. Lewis Randy Waid and two grandchildren.
Lewis Carroll Waid received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Richmond and a Master of Science degree from Old Dominion University. He also has studied Petroleum Engineering for two years at the Universities of Kansas and Pittsburgh, and also graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
In 1941 he was drafted into the U.S. Army as a Private. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1942. In 1963, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. after 23 years of service. His service included three years during World War II in the Pacific theater of operations. His other assignments, after World War II, included Panama, other Caribbean locations, Japan, Korea, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. Locations. His primary duty throughout his military career were logistics of fuels and lubricants.
After his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1963 he taught Physics and Chemistry at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College.
He was President of the Boys Baseball League of Virginia Beach and has held numerous other short volunteer positions.
from the U.S. Army he continued his work in petroleum engineering as a civilian.