Lt. Colonel James David Lewis

LEWIS Lt. Colonel James David Lewis taught people how to live. With family all around, he followed the angels from his home in a Kansas City suburb on November 3, 2013. Jim Dave grew up in Poplar Bluff, Mo., with two brothers, Ed and Knox "Kay," and Knox Quinn ("Pock"). Jim's father instilled a musical spark within him that lasted all of his life and his mother, Mildred (Norton), laid the foundation for Jim's undeniable kindness. Class of '54 Sigma Chi University of Missouri chapter, "Daver" entered into the Air Force. The young navigator married Janet Sue Hobart (Jan) in 1957 and proceeded to move about the country with his family in tow; Missouri, California, Texas, Georgia, and back to Missouri. At Richards Gebaur AFB in Missouri "gentleman Jim" (as he was known) was the 442nd Airlift Wing Commander and senior navigator. Jim developed cancer and succumbed to it's ravages at home, in his own bed, amongst a lifetime of love. He left the love of his life, Jan (Janet Sue Hobart) and four children, Lyn Crowder (husband Eddie), Brad (wife Kathy Jo), James David "Chip" Jr., and Jana Kay Sander (husband Ralph). The grandchildren are many: Jessica, James, and Jennifer Crowder; Nicole, Joseph, Shannon, Samantha, and Sean Lewis; Shane, Paige, and Chad Sander. The great grandchildren are Austin Jackson (A.J.) and Conner Collins; and Layla and Sidalee Lewis. He is also survived by his brother, Edgar (wife Marge). He loved his Missouri Tigers, Chiefs, Royals, playing the piano, and washing his cars. We all love him and will say goodbye at a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, Kan., where a visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. In remembrance of Jim, do something for somebody. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arr.: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, (913) 438- 6444. Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory

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Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 438-6444

Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 6, 2013