Victor Lewis always encouraged his wife, Audrey, and their kids — Netanya, Victor Jr., and Joshua — to be entrepreneurial. Lewis, a veteran and pastor, saw business ownership as a way to create a family legacy. And on a family trip to Virginia in 2013, an inconvenient delay set Victor’s legacy in motion. The family’s car battery died, and they wound up at a Batteries Plus store. Victor was so taken with Batteries Plus that he convinced his family to join the 713-unit brand in May 2021. But just a few months after they signed the franchise papers, Victor passed away from cancer.