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James H. Lewis

November 23, 1938 November 4, 2019
James H. Lewis
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Obituary for James H. Lewis

When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s son may be glorified through it.” John 11:4

James “Jim” Howard Lewis was born November 23, 1938, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, to Lloyd and Jennie (Lydick) Lewis Sr. He passed away November 4, 2019 at Arbor Care Centers in Tekamah, at the age of 80 years.

Jim graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1956. Shortly after high school he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina. He specialized in Marine aviation and mechanics. He was enlisted for 3 years and 9 months and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in September 1959.

He married Betty Stuart on October 2, 1975 in Tekamah. Betty had one child, Rex Stillman, from a previous marriage.

Jim loved to fish and hunt in his spare time. He also volunteered for the Tekamah Fire and Rescue Department for 25 years.

He worked for the late, LeRoy King for 14 years before opening J & L Service, owning and operating the service station for 14 years before closing to take care of his mother and wife.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents; grandparents; three sisters, Marjorie Ann Doty, Helen Montgomery and Patty Evans; two brothers, Lloyd Lewis Jr. and William B Lewis.

Survivors include his brother, Ron Lewis of Oakland, NE; nephews, nieces and many close friends, including Gene and Nancy TeSelle and Greg and Bobbi Magill.


Previous Events

Memorial Visitation

Friday

8

Nov

5:00 PM 11/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah

1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah
1103 J Street Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Graveside Service

Saturday

9

Nov

11:00 AM 11/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Tekamah Cemetery

Tekamah, NE 68061

Military Honors and Last Call will be held at the cemetery.

Tekamah Cemetery
Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Tekamah Cemetery Final Resting Place

Tekamah, NE 68061

Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Tekamah Fire and Rescue

ATTN: Mike Bank
1515 M St
Tekamah, NE 68061
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