Daniel Ray Lewis

November 19, 1951October 28, 2016

Daniel Ray Lewis was born November 19, 1951 in Ironton, Ohio to Walter and Ina Lewis.

Dan attended school in Ohio and in Lexington, Kentucky while working many jobs as a newspaper delivery boy, brick maker, lawn care, and at his dad's Western Auto store. Dan was a Cub/Boy Scout and enjoyed karate. He attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. He married Greta Columbia and began work at Brown Transport in Atlanta, Georgia, then transferred to Jacksonville, Florida in 1972. Dan married Cynthia Kemp in 1977 and they had a daughter, Cheryle Michelle.

Dan had many successful businesses over the years, long haul produce , dump trucks, tire recapping, truck tire sales, bail bondsman, and most recently heavy hauling, Jaguar Heavy Hauling and All Florida Trucking which Dan, Kim, and Cheryle ran together. He was well respected in the business and developed many treasured friendships through his work.

Dan met his true love Kimberly in 1989 and married her in 2001 in Las Vegas, NV. They had two children together, Katelyn Danielle born September 11, 2001 and Kendra Denae born November 3, 2003.

Dan leaves behind his wife, Kim; daughters, Cheryle Lackowski, Katelyn Lewis, and Kendra Lewis; and granddaughter, Mila Lackowski; his twin brother, David Lewis (wife Thelma); sisters, Dianna Morgan and Terri Lewis; his nephews, James Lewis (wife Chasity), Tyler Klemme, Joshua Klemme; and nieces, Cindy Brown (wife Tracy), Heather Brooks (husband Jermell), Heidi Hulick, and Tori Lewis; in addition to his in-laws, Kevin and Diane Klemme, and Ron and Leann Klemme. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Dan loved spending time with his girls and their many activities including: horseback riding, swimming, riding golf carts and four wheelers, camping in the RV/bus, going to the beach and shark tooth hunting and eating out together. The family loved to travel which included Venice Beach, New York City, Key West, Niagara Falls, Kentucky, Iowa and California most recently. He loved to attend car shows and taking his 2003 Cobra Mustang. Dan was a caring and loving father and husband. He was devoted to his work and always was there to help anyone in need. His vivacious smile warmed the hearts of everyone he met. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, November 4 at Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel, 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 5 at Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel.


  • Visitation Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 5, 2016

Daniel Ray Lewis

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Jane R.

June 23, 2017

Danny, I will always remember you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. With Christian Love.

Jessica Williams

November 27, 2016

Dan you were truly my best friend..I miss you so much already you were always there for me. Love you to the stars and back..until we meet again!!!

Tessa & Roger

November 26, 2016

Kim & Girls: I am so very sorry to learn of Dan's death. Prayers for you all for healing and peace...and that you will remember Dan as he always was...and kind, funny, loving husband, Dad, and friend.

November 8, 2016

Dan, I sure will miss you and our friendship will stand forever. you was one of the fewpeople you meet in your life that you will never forget. Thanks so
much for all of your help over the years and I will remember you always.

Sonny Carr
Jacksonville, Fl

Jean Kelley

November 6, 2016

Kim, I was so sorry to hear about Dan. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!!! Sending hugs from Iowa.

Marron Weeks

November 4, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Rest in peace Danny.

Brenda&Richard Zipperer

November 4, 2016

Kim,Cheryle,Katelyn,and Kendra,our deepest sympathy to all of you,Dan was always smiling,and had a gentle nature,we will all miss him very much.

Jimmy, Sherry & Zane

November 3, 2016

We will miss Dan greatly. We had many wonderful times laughing, joking, vacationing, and talking about fast cars among other things. Kim, Cheryle and girls, we are praying for peace and comfort for you.

Love you guys!

November 2, 2016

To all the family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Daniel and his family at Western Auto when I was in high school. May God comfort you in your time of mourning.
Gerry Graham

November 2, 2016

To all the family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Daniel and his family at Western Auto when I was in high school. May God comfort you in your time of mourning.
Gerry Graham