John Whitfield Lewis, Sr.

Born: Wed., Sep. 26, 1934
Died: Tue., Mar. 5, 2013


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 09, 2013
Location: Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 09, 2013
Location: Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.

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John Whitfield Lewis, Sr., 78 of Charlestown, MD, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.

A lifelong resident of Charlestown, he was born on September 26, 1934, the son of the late James L. and the late Ogretta (McCrary) Lewis.  

He served in the MD National Guard attaining the rank of Staff Sgt.

John retired from Perry Point VA Medical Center – Public Health; he worked at WalMart in North East, MD and owned and operated C.J.’s Market in Charlestown, MD.

He was a member of Charlestown Volunteer Fire Dept. and St. John’s UM Church.  He enjoyed gardening, yard work and just loved to “piddle”.

Survivors include his loving wife: Charlotte Lewis; a son: Steven L. Lewis of Charlestown, MD; a daughter: Julie A. Lewis of Key Largo, FL and his son who passed in 2007: John W. Lewis, Jr.; his stepchildren: Leroy K. Hurley, Jr. of Washington, NC, Leslie J. Bailey of Stanfield, NC and Norma Dowling of Littlestown, PA; his siblings: Sue Moyer of Lewes, DE and Libby Lewis of North East, MD; 14 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by 4 siblings: Clarence C. Lewis, James L. Lewis, Modenna Johnson and Bill Lewis.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD, with a viewing beginning at 1:00 PM until service time.

Private interment will be in Charlestown Cemetery.

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Vicki Bryan
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
I have to say that while I never met Mr. Lewis personally, I've known his daughter Julie for many years and he meant the world to her. He will be missed, and I know he will always live on in his family's hearts. He and Johnny are up there looking over everyone now. Rest in peace, Mr. Lewis. May your family have peace in knowing that they have another guardian angel in Heaven.

Teresa Barrow Gordon
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
So, sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Lewis from church and a few other things. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in God, friends and family.

doug shelley
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
To the Lewis family,What a shock just was talking to your dad not long ago at Walmart talking about the chicken Bar-B-Que days at the firehouse and how much that was such an enjoyable time that he was always glad to be apart of if he had the time. always friendly and always called me Dougie boy even the last time seeing him at Walmart it was that same greeting. my sympathies to you all and he will be missed but not forgotten! always Doug

Gloria & Mike Starling
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Stevie, Julie, Charlotte and all that knew and loved my Uncle John,
Our hearts are broken today to lose such a wonderul man. A man who's joy was to live, laugh and love. One of life's greatest gifts is to know someone of this character. He will be missed, but it seems that God has a different plan for him now. May we all be assured that he will be with us always in spirit looking down on all of us one by one and let us please be thankful for the time we did have with him while he was with us here on earth. It it without my doubt that he is in heaven having a blast - hugging, crying, joking, laughing - with all of those that he has reconnected with whether it be his loving biological family and what I am sure is his other family in all the walks of life he has been involved. Love and hugs to you all.
His proud niece and her husband,
Gloria and Mike (or as he would say to me in the mornings, "Morning Glory; have you seen the 'rain dear'?!)

kim Wilson
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lewis adout 2 weeks ago. What a wonderfully nice man. I was shocked to here of his passing. Charlotte my love and prayers are with you and your family.

So very sorry,
Kim Wilson

Chris Starling
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Uncle John,

To everyone who knew you during your most recent incarnation, you will live forever.

It is, however, hard to think about not seeing your goofy -yet endearing smile, hunting you down at Walmart for an unprompted visit, finding solace in our frequent chats, and being inspired by your incredible work ethic, your uncomplicated approach to life, and the integrity that defined your spirit.
–There are few around today that are put together they way you were…

May your soul rest in comfort and may its reawakening be glorious.

~om ami dewa hri~ …om

Peace to you,
Chris Starling and family
Hances Point.

monica and jeff fronheiser
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Charlotte, Steve, Julie and family,
As I write this, we're so very saddened. Please accept our deepest regrets and know we are thinking of your family and John so fondly. He was always a generous person with a contagious smile. Jeff and Monica Fronheiser

Kim & Erich Strause
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Sending love and prayers to you Charlotte and your family on the loss of your husband. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Judy Cade
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
A passing is just a continuation of our Journey and knowing Johnny he is embracing every moment of his Journey with a Smile! What a wonderful person that will be missed dearly! Thank You for all the Hugs and Warm Smiles you gave to this world! Let his memory shine through each day by giving the world our smiles just like he did! Love and Miss you Johnny! Thank You for all the Penny Candy and Wonderful Memories you brought to my life! <3 You will forever be in my Heart!

To his family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time and I know there are no words that can ever give comfort when losing someone so special...Let your light shine for Johnny! <3

Beverly Poff (and family)
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Prayers to the Lewis family whom I love and care for deeply. I am so sorry for the passing of Uncle John, but God knew it was time to call him home. He is up there smiling in heaven saying well I'am here let the gathering begin. His brothers and sister and son and the rest of the Lewis gang will be please to see him. I have never seen John mad but only one time and that was when his basement caved it. He always had a smile and Charlotte and he were always at the Lewis gatherings and picnics with stories and jokes. I still can hearing him saying which of Sue's girls are you. Always ready to ask how everyone was doing and saying good bye with a special smile that lasted for ever. I can not say enough about John because he was a Lewis and we who know the Lewis' know what I am saying. Prayers and tears but love of an Uncle is forever in our hearts.

David and Mary Beth Naggie
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. John sold us his RV 5 years ago and we will have many more wonderful trips in his memory! Keeping you all in our prayers. May God comfort you during this time.

David and Mary Beth Naggie

mary ellen harris(mentz)
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Dear Steve thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.I will always remember your dad from all those years working at the store. He was always a gentleman and so patient..he helped instill in me a good work ethic..... God Bless you both and your families as you go thru this difficult time.

Mr & Mrs Charles Dill
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Dear Charolette and family I'm so sorry to hear about John he was a wonderful man our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family

Danny Wilson and family
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
To all those who knew and loved "Uncle John", especially Stevie, Julie and family.

It is with great sadness but also wonderful memories (far too many to list here)
that I send my heartfelt condolences. Uncle John was a special guy and the world was a better place with him in it. I can still see his mischievous grin and remember the big hug he gave me the last time I saw him too many years ago.
Even though we are not related, he will always be my "Uncle John" and I will always think of you all as family. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that so many people thought so highly of and cared so deeply for Uncle John.

Mae McFalls Meekins
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family. I met Mr Lewis in Walmart and told him how I knew Julie. He often told me how much he loved her and how proud he was of her. He was always pleasant and smiling. I will miss seeing him there as he always made my husband and my trip there nicer. Prayers for comfort.

   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
John (Dad)
It is hard for me to believe this happen Dad. I miss you so much and keep looking for you to come through the door. Though we are not related by blood, bloodline doesnot determine a Dad Love and caring for an individual does. thank you for loving me like a daughter. Forever in my heart.

Jen Coleman
   Posted Wed March 20, 2013
Still can't believe this is true. "Pop" you were truly a breath of fresh air. I remember working Saturday mornings with you at the store all through high school, making small talk, watching the news, and reading the newspaper. I sure will miss running into you at Walmart, seeing that smile you always had on your face. It's almost bitter sweet since John passed away in 2007, but now the two of you are together again. Keep him out of trouble up there, and just know that the two of you are loved and missed everyday.

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