John Edward Lewis, 86, of Port St. Joe, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born in Jennings, Florida on November 26, 1926. He worked at St. Joe Paper Mill and retired from Florida Power Corporation after 23 years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
In his earlier years, John enjoyed traveling with his wife and they visited all of the states in the country. His passion was restoring old cars and he could be seen driving his "Ole Dude", a restored 1936 Chevy around town. He was also an avid knife collector, and had a story to tell about each knife in his collection.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lewis Wright. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lewis, his daughter, Jerrie Todd and husband, Greg, his son, Hal Lewis and grandchildren Megan and Meredith Todd, Kayleigh, Ashleigh and Bradley Lewis, all of Port St. Joe.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Father Phil Fortin officiating.
All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.