OBITUARY

David Loyd Lewis

July 12, 1937October 27, 2018
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David Loyd “D.L.” Lewis, 81, of Dayton passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at his home. David grew up in Hixson, Tennessee where he spent the first half of his life He then move with his parents to Dayton Mountain. David served in the National Guard Reserves for eight years. He worked as a machinist and retired after 21 years employment with TVA. During his retirement, David pursued several business ventures, including a convenience service station and a thrift store. As a result, he is well known in the business community of Rhea County. Although David never married or had children of his own, loving and caring for children was one of his favorite things to do, and he did it well. All his nieces and nephews called him “Papaw”, and they returned the love he so generously gave them. There were two nieces who were more like daughters to him: Tamara Holder and Leeah Fekete. He more often played the role of father to them than just an uncle. He was preceded in death by both his parents, Anna Mae Hutton Lewis and David G. Lewis; sister-in-law, Hattie Lewis; brother-in-law, Floyd Ashley. He is survived by his brother, James E. Lewis of Harpersville, Alabama; sisters, Vera Juene Ashley, Alicia Faye (Charles) Ayers, both of Chattanooga; sisters, Linda Deloris (Robert) Benton of Athens, Tennessee and Charlotte Mae (Ed) McNair of Dayton, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to especially thank, Juan Carlos “John” Meza Quintero, for his kindness and care of David. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 30 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Milton Knox officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 Monday. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service
REMEMBERING

David Loyd Lewis

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Scotty Green

October 29, 2018

I have many fond memories from my childhood of DL Lewis. How true the statement I read earlier today when I heard of his passing was. Many years ago I was a child that DL shared his time with and helped me throughout my childhood. I lived in his neighborhood and played with his neice Tammy and her brother Will. My memories was of a kind and supportive man. We moved apart and later as a young man I saw him again when I started working in Dayton. Immediately a smile came to my face when I saw him. He had that kind of affect on my life. I remembered a kind and helpful person that I had respect for as I do now. My parents and brother share my sympathy and condolences to the family and friends. They are dealing with health issues also and wish they could be present at the funeral home.

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Joyce Hensley

October 29, 2018

David was one of the most precious people I have ever been blessed to know .He was sweet,funny,and so kind.I called him my ( Sugar lips) he thought that was so funny!Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend.

Penny Smith

October 28, 2018

Much respect for this man. I had the pleasure of serving him for many years in the different establishments I worked in. He was always kind and could be very humorous at times. I know he will be greatly missed, so very sorry for the loss of such a kind man.

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Biography

David Loyd “D.L.” Lewis, 81, of Dayton passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at his home.
David grew up in Hixson, Tennessee where he spent the first half of his life He then move with his parents to Dayton Mountain.
David served in the National Guard Reserves for eight years. He worked as a machinist and retired after 21 years employment with TVA. During his retirement, David pursued several business ventures, including a convenience service station and a thrift store. As a result, he is well known in the business community of Rhea County.
Although David never married or had children of his own, loving and caring for children was one of his favorite things to do, and he did it well. All his nieces and nephews called him “Papaw”, and they returned the love he so generously gave them. There were two nieces who were more like daughters to him: Tamara Holder and Leeah Fekete. He more often played the role of father to them than just an uncle.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, Anna Mae Hutton Lewis and David G. Lewis; sister-in-law, Hattie Lewis; brother-in-law, Floyd Ashley.
He is survived by his brother, James E. Lewis of Harpersville, Alabama; sisters, Vera Juene Ashley, Alicia Faye (Charles) Ayers, both of Chattanooga; sisters, Linda Deloris (Robert) Benton of Athens, Tennessee and Charlotte Mae (Ed) McNair of Dayton, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to especially thank, Juan Carlos “John” Meza Quintero, for his kindness and care of David.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 30 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Milton Knox officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 Monday.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.