Mr. John Chester 'Shorty' Lewis, Sr., age 64, of the Bethlehem Community passed away Feb. 23, 2013 at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1948 in Holmes County to the late John Thomas and Deliah Mann Lewis.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by a son, John Thomas Lewis; a brother, Columbus Lewis and a sister, Viola Lewis.
Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Bray Lewis of Bonifay; three sons, BJ Huddleston and Susan of Bonifay, Tommy Joe Lewis and Jessica of Bonifay, and John C. Lewis Jr. of Bonifay; two brothers, Carlton Lewis of Bonifay, and Curtis Lewis of Bonifay; three sisters, Cathern Leavins and Sterlin of Bonifay, Mary Ellen Spivey of Bonifay, and Mildred Darley of Westville; 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Kacy, Melisa, Billy, Ethan, Terra, Timothy, Sierra, Stephanie, John Deere Mason and Molly; special friend, Caleb Brown of Bonifay and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at New Bayview Church of God of Prophecy with Sylvia Foskey officiating. Interment followed in the New Bayview Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Peel Funeral Home.