Monday, October 5, 2009

David Morris Lewis 1925-1984

David Morris Lewis was born a son of Jessie Stephen Lewis and Edith Rose (Crossland) Lewis on July 30, 1925 and he departed this life March 24, 1984 at the Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri in his 58th year. David was born and grew up in Waynesville, Missouri and later moved to Seattle, Washington. He was employed by the Kaiser Cement Company for 24 years while living in Seattle. In February of 1981 he had to retire due to his poor health.

He was united in marriage to Anna Marie Bales on August 8, 1955. David served in the Armed Forces Seventh Air Force from 1946 to 1949. His hobbies were hunting and fishing and he loved the outdoors. He was a very good father and husband and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He returned to Springfield, Missouri, May 18, 1983 to make his home. David professed his faith in Christ at the age of 17 years at the First Baptist Church of Waynesville. He was baptized in Ken, Washington in November of 1982.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Anna Marie; two sons: Johnny and Calvin of the State of Washington; one daughter: Katherine York of Springfield, Missouri; his mother: Edith Lewis of Waynesville, Missouri; six brothers: J.J., Lloyd and Henry, all of Waynesville, Missouri, james and Larry of Lebanon, Missouri and Frank of Hazelgreen, Missouri; three sisters: Dorothy McQueen of Phoenix, Arizona, Opal Matthews of Waco, Texas, and Clara Wilkerson of Springfield, Missouri; and seven grandchildren: Holly, Micky, Casey, Christy, Laura, Jenny Joe, and David Earl all of the State of Washington.

Services were held Tuesday, March 27, 1984, 11:00 a.m. at the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. William Kolb officiating.

Music was provided by Marjorie Link, organist and Janell Walters, soloist.

Escorts were: Military

Burial was in Deerlick Cemetery under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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