Joseph Robert Lewis (1958 - 2019)

  • "Joe was so sweet and funny. Loved to be in his company...."
    - Linda Green
  • "I'll always remember writing a feature article about Joe..."
    - Susan Beaver Thompson
  • "Roger it has been a blessing in our lives to know you and..."
    - Michelle & Bill Emph
  • "Roger, May happy memories carry you through this difficult..."
    - Helene Champlin
  • "Joe Lewis and I went to High School together (in Athens,..."
    - Van Epperson
Service Information
Dellinger Funeral Home
5997 Main Street
Mt. Jackson, VA
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
2:00 PM
the sanctuary of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Mt. Jackson, VA
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On Tuesday morning, July 9, 2019 Joseph Robert Lewis, 60, of Mt. Jackson, comfortably and peacefully stepped from his earthly life into Life Eternal.

Joe leaves behind his husband, Roger Rudy; his brother, Chris Lewis and wife Tina of Athens, Georgia; his sister, Sandy Carter and husband Earl of Abilene, Texas; and his brothers, Keith Lewis and Kevin Lewis of Athens, Georgia.

Joe was born October 8, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Paul John Lewis and Jane Hill Lewis, who preceded him in death.

Joe received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran School of Fine Arts, Washington, DC.

In 2006, he retired from a career at the Pentagon where he worked in graphics design as a contractor to the U. S. Army.

Joe was a creative soul who loved rhinestones, painting, fabric, and multi-media artwork ­ always having two to three art projects going at the same time. His works included costumes, interior decoration, portraits and still life paintings, and covering anything with rhinestones which stood still long enough to be embellished.

Joe also loved Halloween, using his extraordinary talent and creativity to decorate their house and yard on Gospel Street, Mt. Jackson, which drew hundreds of children and adults to the home each October 31.

Joe was a very loving human being - generous and quirky. He loved people and they loved him in return.

A celebration of Joe's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3 in the sanctuary of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Mt. Jackson, Virginia, with the Rev. Matthew A. Diehl, officiant, and the Rev. William R. Ballance, assisting minister. Following the service, the family will host a reception for Joe's friends and neighbors in the church social hall.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests that donations in Joe's name be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 10, 2019
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