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On March 10, 2016, John Timothy "Tim" Lewis left this earth for the heavenly one. He was born in Jacksonville, Texas on October 29, 1939, to Alice Elois Adams and John Telephus Lewis. 
He was raised in an educated banker's family and attended the First Presbyterian church. 
He was an Eagle Scout with God and Country Award. His education began at Jacksonville High School, three years at TCU and transferred to the University of Texas at Austin for graduate work. After serving in college in ROTC, he was a Lieutenant U.S. Army Artillery as a Battery Executive Officer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. 
After the service, he returned to University of Texas to resume further graduate studies. He taught English Literature and poetry with a specialty in Renaissance Literature at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas.
He left the University and worked for a company out of Pennsylvania and began building trade schools in Kansas and Texas; this is how he came to San Antonio. 
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher and led a Bible study in the home group. 
This was the third time in various cities he had served as a deacon.  His favorite activity was the Men's Bible Breakfast and Bible Study - he loved the fellowship. Above all, he was a loving husband (married 55 years), and father to his daughter. 
Surviving are his wife, Molly Lewis; daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Lewis; brother, Robert C. Lewis and wife, Mary; nieces and nephews: Jennifer Lewis, John Lewis and children Kathryn and John; Evan Lewis, Tom Lewis, Steve Pearson and wife, DeAnne (children Chris Pearson, Haley Pearson); and Loren Pearson and wife, Lisa; their son, Ryan.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough Avenue. Afterwards, Mr. Lewis will be transported to Jacksonville, Texas, for a service under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, 1025 S.E. Loop 456 in Jacksonville, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at First Presbyterian Church, 411 S. Bolton in Jacksonville, followed by interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk, Texas. 
The family requests donations to be made in John's name to the American Heart Association, the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, Texas, and/or the First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas.

You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com
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Arrangements are with Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212, (210) 227-8221.
Published on March 14, 2016
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