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Date of Birth: November 10, 1928
Date of Death: January 27, 2019 - View or Post a Eulogy
LTC John B. Lewis was born on November 10, 1928 at Station Hospital, Ft. Sam Houston, TX to John Llewellyn Lewis and Mary Lynn Simms Lewis. He was the oldest of three children.
Places he lived included: As a child included Ft. Sill, OK; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Ft. Bragg, NC; Jonesboro, AR (where his Dad was Asst. PMS at Arkansas State College); and Brainerd, MN (maneuvers in 1940). When his father (John Llewellyn Lewis, USMA 1925 died as a POW of the Japanese on January 25, 1945) was ordered to the Philippines in 1941, his mother and her three children moved in with her parents in Lake Village, AR. He attended Georgia Military Academy, College Park, GA for his senior year in High school (194546) and then attended Sullivan School in Washington, DC as preparation for West Point. He Received an appointment to West Point, reported there on July 1, 1947 and graduated on June 5, 1951. On June 16, 1951 he was married to Frances Tressalyn Shouse at the First Baptist Church in Blytheville, AR. They had three children.
Georgia Military Academy High School 1946
USMA, West Point, NY Military Science 1951
USA Artillery & Missile School FA Basic Officer Course 1951
US A Infantry School Basic Airborne 1957
US A Infantry School Jumpmaster 1957
USA Artillery & Missile School FA Advanced Officer Course 1959
Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering 1961
USA Artillery & Missile School Refresher, Tactical Empl. of Nuc. Wpns. 1962
USA Artillery & Missile School Refresher, Tactical Empl. of Nuc. Wpns. 1964
USA Artillery & Missile School Refresher, Tactical Empl. of Nuc. Wpns. 1965
USA CGSC C&GS 1966
USA Artillery & Missile School Senior FA Officer 1968
USA School EUR 8-in Projectile Pref. Crs. 1969
Defense Nuclear Agency Nuc. Wpns. Cap. & Des. Crs. 1971
Awards & Decorations: Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal,Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal(1st OLC), U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), identification badge, Parachutist Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal,Vietnam Service Medal,Meritorious Service Medal,Legion of Merit,Vietnam Campaign Medal, Two Overseas Service Bars.
He was employed by the engineering firm, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam where I worked 14 years in construction management. During that time he served the City of Jersey Village as Planning and Zoning Board Member, City Council Member and City Mayor (two terms).
John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf.
John was preceeded in death by his wife Fran. He is survived by his three children, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Signing in to the attic of the First Division on a brick over his father's own signing.