J. V. Lewis

Profile Updated: June 23, 2017
Class Year: 1957
Residing In: Eastland, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Nada M. Lewis (Beard)
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Retired Carpenter, Author of Knowing Our Savior
Children: We have three children: Edwa Deliece (Lisa) (lewis) Johnson born Aug. 16, 1960. Married to John W. More…Johnson. Lisa as two daughters and two sons. Her oldest daughter, Shelly, has a daughter and two boys.

Her oldest son, Nate, is married to Mandy and has two step-children, a girl: Maddie, and a boy: Carmon. Nate is now serving in the military.

Lisa and John's other daughter, Merry, lives in Cisco with her daughter while she expecting a new one in Jan. or Feb. 2013. Merry's husband, Edgar, is still in Mexico but hopes to come to the states soon to be with his young family.

Lisa and John's youngest son, J.J., lives in Cisco with his parents and works there. He's still single.

Our oldest son, Kelvin Edward, was born April 19, 1962 and is married to Betsy. He has one daughter, Amanda.

Kelvin lives with his wife, Betsy in Rockford Ill.

Our youngest son, James V. Lewis Jr. born July 12, 1971, is married to Alison. They have three boys and a girl: William, Elijah, David, and Kathrine.

We have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In September of 2012 we saw all three of our children, some of our grand-children and one of our great-grandchildren at the funeral of my sister, Rachel V. (Lewis) Brewer of Corsicana, TX.

Update June 23, 2017: Nada is in Eastland Nursing and Rehab after a stroke in November of 2015.

School Story:

After graduating from Carbon High, I joined the college of hard knocks. I began taking in lawns to mow in Carbon and Eastland but soon landed a job at the Boss Glove factory in Cisco. After working there five years during which time I married Nada Beard of Arkansas and added one daughter and one son to our family.

When I left the glove factory I hired onto a construction job in Arlington, TX. It didn't last long. After that I drove a truck for a feed company for a couple of years or so then went into construction again as a laborer. After about eight months I got my union Journeyman carpenters card which resulted in higher wages. I continued to work as a carpenter until retirement in 2000.

Since retiring, I've taken up several hobbies one of which is reading. I have read more books since I retired than I've read in all of my previous life.

A funny school story?: It must have happened during my Sophomore year. A high school senior ran a race with me to the bike I had ridden to school and won the race, grabbed my bike and rode to the end of the ball field where he pick up a couple of other boys. One for the back and the other for the handle bars. The three of them rode it all the way down the hill to downtown before they collapsed the rear wheel.

They felt so badly about ruining my bike they bought me another wheel. I've always wondered if in the end they thought their short ride was really worth it.

Do you still have family in the Carbon area?

Our daughter and husband, John Johnson, live in Eastland.

How old do you feel?

I'm beginning to feel my age so I guess I'd better start taking good care of myself in case I live to be an old man!

What are your favorite places to go?

My favorite places besides home is anywhere decent folks are getting together for a good time. That would include the Carbon Home Coming! After going to somewhere like that, there is no place like home sweet home! Just give me my bed and a good book!

Any words of wisdom?

Always keep in mind that no matter what you are doing or what you have done, God our Father loves you more than you can ever know!

We as human parents don't always approve of our children's decisions but we never stop loving them no matter what. Even when we don't like what they've done or what they are doing.

If we can love our children like that, how much more does our Heavenly Father love us? After all, He created us for His pleasure! If anything should motivate us to love Him back, surely that should!

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Jan 27, 2020 at 10:04 AM

I wish you a very Happy Birthday and pray that the Lord blesses you with a wonderful day to celebrate!!

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Happy Birthday, I pray that you have a wonderful day!

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Jul 25, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Happy big 80th Birthday. I always thought I was older than you, but I won't be 80 until next January.

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Posted on: Feb 26, 2017 at 3:18 PM

I see you have a birthday coming up!
I hope you have a good one,
we're pushing eighty now, aren't we?

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Posted on: Jan 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Happy birthday J.V.. I pray that you have a wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.

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Jan 28, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Happy belated birthday, JV. I hope you and your family are doing well.

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