OBITUARY

Lewis Almont Montague

May 28, 1924November 27, 2018
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Lewis Almont Montague, 94, passed away in Cordova on November 27, 2018. He was born May 28, 1924 and raised in Somerville, Tennessee, he was a long time resident of Memphis. Leaving high school, he joined the U. S. Army in 1943, following his brothers to fight in WWII. He was then sent to Europe as a member of the 9th Infantry Division where he participated in The Normandy Campaign during which he was wounded in northern France in August 1944. After short rehabilitation he rejoined his unit on their push into Germany. In February 1945 he was again wounded toward the Rhine River, ending his WWII participation. He was awarded two Purple Heart Medals for wounds sustained as well as the Bronze Star. He returned to the United States to recover from wounds and was later discharged from the Army in December 1945, returning to Tennessee. Lewis relocated to Memphis where he met and later married his wife, Lurline. He found employment at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and served there throughout his entire career, retiring in 1979. Through the years he kept in close touch with relatives and friends in Somerville, some of who know his as “Piedmont Montague”. He was a faithful reader of The Fayette Falcon. After retirement, he and Lurline traveled and enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and in later years to Tunica. After residing on Cottonwood Road in Memphis for almost 50 years they relocated to independent living in 2015. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Montague; sister, Adele Montague and two brothers, Roy Montague and J.T. Montague. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Ola Lurline (Bridges) Montague; two daughters, Dona Montague (Pete) Ford of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Anita Montague Zinn of Cordova, Tennessee; sister, Almeda Montague Burns of Memphis, Tennessee along with many cherished nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday December 1, 2018 from 1-2 p.m.; funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m.; all in the chapel of Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis.

  • FAMILY

  • Ola Lurline (Bridges) Montague, Wife
  • Dona Montague (Pete) Ford, Daughter
  • Anita Montague Zinn, Daughter
  • Almeda Montague Burns, Sister
  • He also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Montague; sister, Adele Montague and two brothers, Roy Montague and J.T. Montague.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Biography

Lewis Almont Montague, 94, passed away in Cordova on November 27, 2018. He was born May 28, 1924 and raised in Somerville, Tennessee, he was a long time resident of Memphis. Leaving high school, he joined the U. S. Army in 1943, following his brothers to fight in WWII. He was then sent to Europe as a member of the 9th Infantry Division where he participated in The Normandy Campaign during which he was wounded in northern France in August 1944. After short rehabilitation he rejoined his unit on their push into Germany. In February 1945 he was again wounded toward the Rhine River, ending his WWII participation. He was awarded two Purple Heart Medals for wounds sustained as well as the Bronze Star. He returned to the United States to recover from wounds and was later discharged from the Army in December 1945, returning to Tennessee. Lewis relocated to Memphis where he met and later married his wife, Lurline. He found employment at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and served there throughout his entire career, retiring in 1979. Through the years he kept in close touch with relatives and friends in Somerville, some of who know his as “Piedmont Montague”. He was a faithful reader of The Fayette Falcon.
After retirement, he and Lurline traveled and enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and in later years to Tunica. After residing on Cottonwood Road in Memphis for almost 50 years they relocated to independent living in 2015.
He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Montague; sister, Adele Montague and two brothers, Roy Montague and J.T. Montague.
He leaves his wife of 72 years, Ola Lurline (Bridges) Montague; two daughters, Dona Montague (Pete) Ford of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Anita Montague Zinn of Cordova, Tennessee; sister, Almeda Montague Burns of Memphis, Tennessee along with many cherished nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday December 1, 2018 from 1-2 p.m.; funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m.; all in the chapel of Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis.