James Vernon Lewis, 78
Glasgow resident James Vernon Lewis passed away at Lenoir Health Care Center July 4, 2012. He was 78 years of age.
Mr. Lewis was born August 25, 1933 in Salisbury, MO to Harry E. and PanseyMae (Bentley) Lewis, Sr. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Jim married Jo Evelyn Stroud December 30, 1971 and she preceded him in death July 10, 2010. Jim was an accomplished tobacco and cattle farmer. He often had his farm on display for the University Extension Service. Mr. Lewis was an active member of the Glasgow Historical Society, Lewis Cemetery Board and United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jody (Paul) Winn of Jefferson City and Wendy Duran of Glasgow, two step sons, CSM Frank (Jerry) Sabine Ashe of Columbus, GA and CDR John (Debbie) Ashe of Frankewing, TN, close friend and neighbor, Mike Meyer, 12 grandchildren, Jimmy, Vicki, Shannon, Gina, David, Doug, Carli, Darby, Dominic, Lewis, Derrik and Dawson, 9 great grandchildren, Adam, Noah, Eleanor, Austin, Joe, Eli, Riley, Gabby, Emma Line, two brothers, Norris (Gus) Lewis of Armstrong and Harry (Bunk) Lewis of Glasgow, one sister, Virginia (Ginna) Hackleyof Armstrong and a number of nieces, nephews and friends . Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow with Revs. Jim and Jane Crooks officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Glasgow United Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 112 Market St., Glasgow, MO 65254.