Jack E. Lewis
Jack E. Lewis, 74, of Mexia passed away April 10, 2019. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery. Juan Zavala, James “Mikey” Guthrie, Lonnie “Keith” Guthrie, Nicholas Duckett, Quenton Lewis, Blake Lewis, Colton Jones and Lex Lewis will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 2 p.m.
Jack was born Aug. 21, 1944, in Coolidge, to Elmer Lee “Babe” and Ozelle Douthit Lewis. He attended Coolidge schools, graduating in 1962. Jack married his lifelong partner, Carolyn Lane, on June 29, 1963, in Mexia. His working career began with a job delivering pecans to numerous cities for Toesack Jackson, then, he worked as a truck driver in the ’70s and retired from Nucor Steel in the ’90s.
After retirement, Jack began a “long love” for the farm where he spent endless hours tinkering with tractors, plowing, riding horses or just whatever he felt like doing at the time. However, family was his first love. Jack was always supportive of his children and grandchildren. He traveled many miles to watch his kids, grandkids and now great-grandkids play sports. However, he was their biggest fan, no matter what they were participating in.
Jack thoroughly enjoyed going to the beach, whether it be with family or just a trip for him and Carolyn. He also liked listening to all types of music, but Blues music was his favorite.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Betty Lou Broughton, Juanita Carroll, Diane Hansen and Gloria Tidwell; brothers Charles “Charlie” Lewis and Terry Don Lewis.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn Lewis, of Mexia; children Michelle Zavala and husband, Jerry, of Mexia, Lisa Jones and husband John, of Mexia, and Lonnie Lewis and wife Leigh, of Maypearl; grandchildren, Juan Zavala and wife Michele, of Corsicana, Rosa Martinez and husband David, of Longview, James “Mikey” Guthrie, of Corsicana, Amanda Hawkins, of Mexia, Lonnie “Keith” Guthrie and wife Amanda, of Kaufman, Nicholas Duckett, of Hubbard, Carly Manning (Tom), of Waco, Quenton Lewis, of Maypearl, Linzie Lewis, of Maypearl, Blake Lewis, of Mexia, Taylor Jones, of Mexia, Colton Jones (Alex), of San Antonio and Lex Lewis, of Maypearl; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Cogdell, of Mexia, Patricia Lastly and husband Tommy, of Burnet, and Jeanette Bain and husband David, of Mexia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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