Jack E. Lewis, 74, of Mexia passed away April 10, 2019. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Calvary Baptist Church with 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 2:00 p.m.
Jack was born August 21, 1944 in Coolidge, Texas 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, Texas. His working career began with a job delivering pecans to numerous cities for Toesack Jackson, then, he worked as a truck driver in the 70's and retired from Nucor Steel in the 90's.
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 he 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.
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Calvary Baptist Church
519 S. McKinney MEXIA, TX 76667
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 3:00pm
Calvary Baptist Church
519 S. McKinney St. MEXIA, TX 76667