A memorial service for Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr., the clothing entrepreneur who died in a car crash last week, has been set for April 14 at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, his company said.
In a telephone interview Wednesday, the company’s other co-founder, Dan “Punkass” Caldwell, said the Crystal Cathedral was chosen because a large crowd is anticipated for Lewis’s memorial.
“We needed a big space for all the fans,” Caldwell said. “We have no idea how many people are going to show up, but we want to make enough room for everybody.”
The service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 11 a.m., and is open to the public.
Marc Kreiner, president of TapouT, said he personally has received more than 50,000 e-mails in the past week from people responding to the news of Lewis’s death.
Kreiner also told The LA Times how TapouT will proceed without it’s founder.
“It’s been a tough time over here. This company has always been about Charles’ dream, and making it come true. A lot remains that he had planned out — it was part of his dream — and we’re going to make it happen.”
Also, Mask’s girlfriend, Lacy Lynn White, who was thrown from the Ferrari during the crash has been released from the hospital.
If you’re going to be in the area at the time of the memorial service, I’m quite certain the TapouT family would love to have you there.