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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.