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Obituary: James Earl Lewis, Louisville, KY

HE was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason, an avid sports fan, and was a mining engineering graduate of the University of Kentucky

James Earl Lewis, 88, of Louisville, KY, died at 2:40pmET, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Louisville, KY

Funeral services were held at 2pmCT, Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Ron Young. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, W. Main ST, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers were Allen Burress, Bill Chandler, Donald Dabney, Donald Goff, Rufus Hansford, and Don Metzmeier.

James Earl Lewis, Louisville, KY (1921-2010)

James Earl Lewis of Louisville, KY, son of the late William N. Lewis and Zana SizemoreLewis, was born Thursday, September 15, 1921, in Hyden, Letcher Co., KY.. He diedWednesday, September 8, 2010 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 88 years, 11 months, and 24 days.

He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the UnitedStates Navy.

He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky F. & A.M., the Thoroughbred SteinCollectors Association and the Kyana Geological Society, an avid sports fan and aloving and devoted husband.

He attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a B. S. in mining engineering.

He was the Chief Engineer for N.Y. Honduras Rosario Mining Company in Hondurasand also for the United Fruit Company in Honduras and Guatemala.

He united in marriage to Barbara Buchanan September 26, 1964.

Besides his wife, Barbara Lewis of forty-six years, he is survived by the following:
  • Two brothers"William N. Lewis, Jr. and wife, Kathleen of Hyden and Lew Daniel Lewis of Detroit,MI

  • And numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and many otherrelatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Frontier Nursing Service, 132 FNS DR, Wendover, KY 40175; Wayside Christian Mission, 432 East Jefferson ST, Louisville, KY or to the donor's favorite charity.

    The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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