Mr. Paul John Lewis, age 84 of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, died Saturday, January 3, 2015. Mr. Lewis was a resident of Consulate Healthcare in Woodstock, Virginia for nearly the last three years.
Mr. Lewis was born in Cumberland, Maryland on July 10, 1930 to Bernard F. Lewis and Julia V. Monohan. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Jane Lewis who died on September 20, 1991; his brother, Joseph F. Lewis of Washington, DC, and his brother, the Monsignor Robert F. Lewis of Kensington, Maryland.
Mr. Lewis honorably served in the United States Air Force from August 5, 1943 to December 23, 1945. It was while stationed in the south that Mr. Lewis met his future wife, Miss Jane Adair Hill of Ellaville, Georgia while she was serving in the Red Cross in Albany, Georgia.
Mr. Lewis married Miss Hill in Americus, Georgia on February 13, 1954. The couple were very proud of their five children. Survivors include Christopher and Elizabeth Lewis of Athens, Georgia; Sandra and Earl Carter of Abilene, Texas; Joseph Lewis and his partner Roger Rudy of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; and Keith G. Lewis and Kevin B. Lewis, both of Athens, Georgia.
Paul Lewis had a successful career in mortgage banking in both Atlanta, Georgia and Chevy Chase, Maryland. In 2006, Mr. Lewis retired to the Shenandoah Valley with his son, Joseph Lewis.
Paul will long be remembered by his children for being the best tree house builder in the world. He will also be remembered for treating his five children to Sunday dumpster-diving, giving their mother a much-needed rest. Paul was very proud of his Catholic faith, cherishing it deeply. He was an avid reader and had a wonderful sarcastic wit that was appreciated by all who knew him. He will be truly missed.