Clifton Glenn "Cliff" Lewis Jr.
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Clifton "Cliff" Glenn Lewis Jr.

Clifton Glenn Lewis Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Louisville, with family at his side. Cliff was born in Louisville on Sept. 8, 1937 and was a proud graduate of Valley High School and Western Kentucky University, where he earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in education and counselling. Cliff was a dedicated husband and loving father, son, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Cliff was a retired teacher and guidance counselor in the Jefferson Co. public school system, serving as president of Jefferson Co. Teachers Association (1974-75) and later being named JCTA's Guidance Counselor of the Year.

Cliff's deep faith was essential to him, and he was a longtime pastor and faithful member of Community of Christ in Valley Station. An avid rose grower and wood worker, Cliff also loved tennis. He coached at Western High School and published a resource for coaches called the Premier Tennis Scorebook.

Cliff is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 59 years, Nellie Blanche (Lowman) Lewis, and daughter, Lori Lewis, both of Louisville, and his son, Michael Lewis, of Los Angeles, CA. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to HealthEd Connect and Community of Christ in Louisville.

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Published in Courier-Journal from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2020.
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March 27, 2020
Cliff and my Dad were first cousins and he was always a good friend of the family. I remember having lunch with him and his mother and my Dad working on the church. He was a great teacher at my high school although I wasn't smart enough to be in any of his classes (lol). He came to my Dad's funeral two years ago and I am so sorry to have lost touch. My best to Nellie, Lorie and Michael.

Jeanene Tarter Whittaker
March 26, 2020
Cliff was always one of my favorite people! We had a special connection! We shared the same birthday, September 8th. My condolences to the family. Love to you all, Rhonda
Rhonda Grant Payne
March 22, 2020
To Cliff's Family,
These condolences are from Frank Cunningham and Jane (Stansberry) Cunningham.
Please accept our sympathy upon Cliff's passing. I taught with Cliff at Western High where he was a valued counselor serving so well both his students and fellow staff.
It was my pleasure to be one of Lori's teachers at Doss.
And then Jane and I volunteered at Regency Nursing Home visiting Cliff's mother-in-law weekly for several years.
We also were active together some time in JCTA. We had many opportunities to speak of the Lord and shared our love of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We pray that God will comfort you especially in your great loss at this time as we look forward to that eternal reunion for all who have placed their faith and trust in Jesus.
May God Bless You All,
Frank and Jane Cunningham
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