Sergeant Major James A. Lewis (Retired), 76 of Surprise, AZ passed away Thursday July 23, 2020 at the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, AZ. He was born in Jonesboro, AR Sept. 4, 1943 to the late Estel & Vera (Shroeder) Lewis. He was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Waldenburg, AR on June 9, 1957. Jim was a 1961 graduate of Stuttgart High School in Stuttgart, AR and proudly served in the US Marine Corps for roughly 24 years. In 1965, Jim deployed to Da Nang, Vietnam with Delta Company, First Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League. He was predeceased by his parents and younger brother Ronnie.
Survivors include his beloved wife Janlyn H. Lewis of Surprise, AZ, Mark Lewis of Racine, WI, James C. Lewis of Vienna, VA, David Lewis of Buckeye, AZ, and Jessica Lewis of Phoenix, AZ and 8 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. Also survived by brothers Jerry Lewis and Errol Lynn Lewis of Arkansas.
His memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Thursday July 30, 2020 at Messinger Pinnacle Peak. His funeral will be held the next day at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
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