Joshua "Joe" Lewis, 74

May 25, 2010
  • Joshua "Joe" Lewis

SEPT. 21, 1935-MAY 23, 2010

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mr. Joshua "Joe" Lewis, 74, of 118 S. Jefferson St., Greencastle, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010, at his home. His death was unexpected.

Born Sept. 21, 1935, in Parrott, Ga., he was the son of the late Edward and Leoratha Lewis.

He spent his early life in Parrott.

Mr. Lewis attended Parrott schools.

He and his wife, Sara Margaret (Colbert) Flythe-Lewis, had been together for more than 30 years, having been married for the last 15.

Mr. Lewis was employed by Hardaway Construction, Va., formerly Wright Construction, Georgia, from 1953 to 1990 as a job site foreman, then by Perry Engineering and Construction Co., Winchester, Va., for 10 years before retiring as a supervisor in 2000.

In his retirement, he volunteered for Greencastle Senior Center and the Franklin County Democratic Party.

He was a member of Bethel AME Church, Greencastle, where he served as a trustee, Letort Star Lodge No. 18, Carlisle, Pa., and the Democratic Club.


Mr. Lewis was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed time spent with his many grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Margaret O. Burnett and her husband, George, Hagerstown, and Betty Long, Reston, Va.; four sons, Gary William Flythe, Chambersburg, Pa., Dennis W. Flythe, Chambersburg, Roy L. Flythe, Fayetteville, Pa., and Milton E. Smothers, Greencastle; 23 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Annie Leola Myers, Dawson, Ga., and Martha Roberts, Connecticut.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Flythe; and his sister, Vera Mattie Lewis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends for one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.

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