James “Sonny” Lewis

October 9, 1942 ~ December 30, 2022

          James Lewis, 80, of Leadwood, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at Parkland Hospital, in Farmington.   He was born Friday, October 9, 1942, in Lesterville to the late Benjamin and Maude Marie (England) Lewis. 

          He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Charles Stanley “Tiny” Lewis, Billy Lewis, Boby Lewis, Annette Lewis, Dorette Lewis and Gracie Alene Dowd, brother-in-law, Don Dowd.   

          James is survived by his children, Melody Scism and husband Charlie, Celinda Tankersley and husband Robert, Clinton Lewis and wife Christine and Stacy Tongay; grandchildren, Logan, Marissa, Jacy, Mary Kate, Meliza and Josey; siblings, Mike Lewis and wife Jeanetta, Mary Ann Payne and the late Kenny, Marilyn Barnes and husband Sonny, Carolyn Goverau and husband Alan; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Lewis, Cheryl Lewis and Bert Lewis along with several nieces, nephews, friends and other family.  

          Visitation will be held at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 4:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM with Pastor Brain Jenkerson officiating. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Leadwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

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