John Colin Lewis

Born March 6, 1935

JOHN COLIN LEWIS 1935 – 2012

John Colin Lewis, 77, of Cantonment, died Thursday, November 15, 2012. John was born March 06, 1935 in Pensacola, Florida to Colin C. Lewis and Edith Wilkinson Lewis. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1953 and served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1958. After retiring from Liberty Lanes, he became active in bowling with the Senior Saints at DeLuna Lanes and was a member of the U. S. Bowling Congress. John became interested in collecting Insulators in his retirement years and joined the National Insulator Association and Dixie Jewels Insulator Club. He was a Ham Radio operator (KD4GQD) and an avid NASCAR fan, who loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Young. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Shirley Lewis; stepdaughter, Vicki Breeland; granddaughter, Amanda Grant; numerous nephews and nieces; Alexis his cat and Puppy his dog. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Dr. Jerry Passmore officiating. Entombment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172 BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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November 21, 2012

So very sorry to hear about John.I worked with him many years at Libery Lanes....many good memories....

Sissy & Frank Slusser

November 21, 2012

Frank and I bowled on the same team with John for the past few years at DeLuna Lanes, but he recently had to stop bowling because of his knee and leg problems. We were shocked to hear of his death. He always loved to tease, and could be quite "fiesty" at times, but was fun to be around.
He will be missed particularly among the bowling community.

Larry & Sherry Trail

November 19, 2012

Shirley, Larry and I regret to hear about John, please know that we are praying for you and your family.

Barbara Hall and family

November 18, 2012

I am so sorry about Uncle "Jack". He was a good person with a great sense of humor. I have some wonderful memories of him from my childhood. Praying God will give you comfort and peace now and always. Love you.

November 18, 2012

Jack's sister, Jean was my best friend growing up in Pensacola. I have such fond memories of Jack and the entire family. So sorry for your loss. He was a great person.
Ann Chaudron