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Joseph D. Lewis


Service: 10:30am Tue. May 10th, 2022
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

LEWIS, Joseph D., 96 of Springfield, passed away on May 5, 2022 following three months of declining health. He was born in Saint-Nazaire, France on April 28, 1926 the son of James and Henrietta Lewis. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Jacqueline Chapman, Yvonne Knott, Madeline Marshall and Rosemary Solenberger and their spouses and one brother, Maurice Lewis. Joe attended St. Bernard School in Springfield, OH. He was a standout football player and punter. He was a proud member of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. Joe received his high school diploma from South High School following his time in the Navy. Joe retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 38 years of dedicated service. During his career, he met many of the astronauts and famous pilots which he truly respected. Joe loved to fish. He loved to take kids fishing. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan. He never met a stranger and treated every person or animal with love and respect. Joe faithfully attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield for over fifty years. He will be missed by his family and friends for his kindness and willingness to help others. Joe leaves behind his loving and faithful wife Agnes “Tootie” of 72 years and two sons and Joseph M. Lewis (Vicki Lindsay [deceased]) and Charles (Debbie) Lewis; three grandchildren, Jacob Lewis, Elizabeth “Betsi” Rowland and Andrea Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Nathan DeVanna, Allison DeVanna, Chloe Daniel, Henry Rowland and Will Rowland and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 819 Kenton Street, Springfield, OH. A mass of Christian burial will follow in the church beginning at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 3155 East Possum Road, Springfield, OH.
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I am sorry to learn of Uncle Joe's passing. He always knew how to put a smile on someone's face. The memories of fishing with him will always bring a warm spot in my heart.

- Bob Chapman, Saturday May 7th, 2022

Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time of great loss. Joe was a wonderful man and will be missed.

- Mike and MaryBeth Stelzer, Saturday May 7th, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe's passing. I will always remember the smile on his face and the jokes and laughter he shared with all of us. My heart goes out to Aunt Tootie, Joey, Chuck and Debbie. I'm sure there was a great reunion yesterday in Heaven with Mom and all his siblings as well as Grandma and Grandpa Lewis. Rest in peace Uncle Joe. You were loved by many.

- Suzie Heathcote , Friday May 6th, 2022

I was saddened to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. I enjoyed all the talks we shared and the jokes he told. Going fishing with him as a child is truly a great memory of mine. May God be with your family during this time.

- Larry Chapman, Friday May 6th, 2022

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