Cecil B. Lewis

Friday, April 6, 2012

Cecil B. Lewis, 90, of Osceola, entered into rest Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 10, 1922, in Trenton, Tenn., to the late Roy and Maude Lewis, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Arkansas Highway Department.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Genell Lewis; two daughters, Joan Hendon of Keiser and Denise Garner and husband Tommy of Trumann; two grandchildren, Jeremy Bryan and wife Alisha of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Amanda Hendon and fiancÚ Steven Ballard of Manila; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Sara Bryan of Gosnell; mother of his great-grandchildren, Holli Luff of Gosnell; two sisters, Helen Johnston of Vidalia, La., and Ann Gibson of Jonesboro, and three brothers, Elmo Lewis of Crossville, Tenn., Bob Lewis of Memphis and J.C. Lewis of Lepanto.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Fred, Frank, Bill and Raymond Lewis, and one sister, Mary Pitts.

The funeral service was held March 26, 2012, at Roller-Swift Chapel. Burial followed in the Mississippi County Memorial Gardens with Brother Jim Roller officiating.

The family of Mr. Cecil Lewis would like to say a special thank you to the Three Rivers Nursing Home.