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LEWIS Jr., John J. "Sonny" age 77 of Dayton, departed this life on Friday, August 9, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 18, 1936 in Dayton, OH to the late Gladys F. and John J. Lewis Sr. He was retired from General Motors, following 38 yrs. of service. He was President of Operation Brotherhood Union, member of Harmony Lodge #77, and former member of the Miami Consistory, Amer Temple #107 and the Elks. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Paulette Lewis; sisters, Janice Lewis, Hazel Booker and Gladys Ware and a nephew, John Ware. Survivors include his children: Deborah Lewis, Danita (Terry) Jones, John (Lisa) Lewis III, Cynthia Monie, Shelia Lewis and Maryann Robinson; (2) sisters, Mary F. (Dr. Edwin) Hamilton and Phyllis Peebles and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service 11:00 A.M., MONDAY, August 19, 2013 at BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 S. Paul L. Dunbar St., with Rev. Xavier L. Johnson, Officiating, with Rev. John Lewis, Eulogist. Interment: West Memory Gardens. Viewing will be held 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., SUNDAY, August 18, 2013, with Masonic services 6:00 P.M., at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. On-line condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 17, 2013