February 24, 1927 ~ January 28, 2007
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Mr. John Carl Lewis, Jr., age 79, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at Parkland Health Center, Farmington. He was born the son of the late John Carl, Sr. and Grace (Eaves) Lewis on Feb. 24, 1927, in Fredericktown, MO.
Carl served in the United States Navy and is a World War II veteran. He was married Sept. 25, 1948, to Emogene Young, who survives Carl and the father of five surviving children: Carla McMillian (Mike); Carolyn Shirshekan (Sharo); Chuck Lewis (Sandi); Danny Lewis (Mary) and John Anthony Lewis "Tony" (Kathryn), all of Farmington. Carl was a well-known automotive mechanic for 43 years and later retired to "problem solver" at Plummer's How-To Store. He was a member of Delassus Baptist Church and a member of Knights-of-Pythias, VFW and American Legion.
A true family man, Carl enjoyed fishing, gardening, motorcycles, was an avid fan of auto racing (especially Dale Earnhardt, Sr.) and well-known for his homemade bread & mean fruit salad. Another passion was photographing his family with his extensive camera collection. Carl was 'Papa" to grandchildren: Cherilyn Franklin (Joe); Kelly McMillian; Shelley Boren (Brian) Maria; Jonathan; Jessica & Mark Shirshekan. Joanna; Chuckie; Adam; Miri & Heather Lewis. Coby, Jeanette & Ally Lewis. Klaire; Kate & Karoline Lewis and great-grandchildren: Madison McMillian; Alex & Emma Franklin. Emily Evans & Zane Boren. Carl is also survived by brothers: Freeman (Dee) & Howard (Barb) of Mine la Motte & sisters, Barbara "Billie" Shockley (Leo) of Owensville and Patricia "Patty" Lindsey (Jack) of Mine la Motte. Good friends & longtime caregivers: Trina Penberthy and Judy Sampson. Also, numerous Nieces; Nephews; Friends & extended family.
Visitation: Tuesday, 5-8 pm. Visitation resumes Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.
Funeral: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., January 31, 2007,
at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL with Rev. James Marlar & Rev. Dale Berck officiating.
Interment: Knights-of-Pythias Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials to: * The Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.
We extend our sympthathies to the family.
Shelly, You are in our thoughts and Prayers.
You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences.
Sorry for your lose I learned a lot from Carl over the years he will be mist by all
mama,carla,Carolyn,chuck,danny and tony,I am sorry to hear of you loss of papa,he was a good man and a loving father and papa.again i am sorry.
Chuck and family I am so sorry for the loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your family is in our hearts and prayers during this time.
JEAN AND FAMILY I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH CARL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A WONDERFUL PERSON AND WE LOVED HIM VERY MUCH AND WE WILL MISS HIM ALWAYS
Sorry for the lost. My prayers and my heart are with all your family. God Bless you all.
Danny, Sorry for your loss. Please extend my sympathy to your family.
I am so very sorry for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mrs. Lewis & family, So sorry to learn of Carl's passing. You are in our prayers. Remember us…we lived next door in the mobile home on WW. My son Scott loved to play with Tony. We have been in Springfield for over 20 years now. Scott is married and has three sons, Cody, Connor, and Corey. Scott works as a graphic designer at Bass Pro World Headquarters here in Springfield. Our hearts are still broken from the tragedy of Scott's Dad – but God has been so good to us through the years. Take care and know we will be praying for you. Leanna
Just wanted the family to know that we will miss Mr.Lewis coming in the pharmacy. He never came in that he didn't have a smile on his face. God bless you all sincerely,Darlene and all USA Drug employees
The Lewis Family, We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Carl. Watching your video brought back many loving memories as a child. Uncle Carl always had a smile on his face. You are in our thoughts and prayers.