John M. Lewis Sr.

John M. Lewis Sr.

John M. Lewis Sr., 74, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Howard C. and Beulah Hipps Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was a 1955 graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Steed College. He served in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Lewis was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Sara Braswell Lewis; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Rodney Earp, Clayton, N.C.; a son, John M. Lewis Jr., Knoxville; and two grandchildren, Caitlin and William.

Graveside services for Mr. Lewis will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Bruce Hendrich officiating. Interment will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Lewis family may be e-mailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements

Happy Valley Memorial Park