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Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA

OBITUARY

Jimmy Gale Lewis

July 20, 1929April 21, 2020
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WELSH - Graveside services for Mr. Jimmy Gale Lewis, 90, of Welsh will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2020 at Oaklawn Cemetery of Welsh, with Matt and Kristie Prejean officiating.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to graveside services at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery of Welsh.

Mr. Lewis passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at Golden Age of Welsh.

He was a native of Roanoke and a graduate of Roanoke High’s Class of 1946. He proudly served his nation in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the “Seabees.” After his service, he was employed by Century Telephone until his retirement in 1992. Jimmy loved bluegrass music and played multiple instruments, including guitar and fiddle, traveling to wherever he could play with bluegrass bands across western Louisiana and eastern Texas. He also loved fishing and boating. He was brought up in the Roanoke Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 64 years, Eunice Agnes Langley of Kinder; four children, Dwayne (Kathy) Lewis of Jennings; Linda Broussard of Anaheim, Calif.; Doug (Rebecca) Lewis of Holly Springs, Ga., and Justin Lewis of Holmwood; two sisters, Nelda Coffman of DeRidder; and Shirley Barras of Patterson; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Glenn Lewis and Elaine Wilkinson Lewis; two brothers, David Lewis and Lloyd Lewis; and one sister, Alma Lou Blanchard.

The Lewis family would like to thank the staff of Golden Age of Welsh for their passionate care.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Lewis family.

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  • Survivors include his wife of nearly 64 years, Eunice Agnes Langley of Kinder; four children, Dwayne (Kathy) Lewis of Jennings; Linda Broussard of Anaheim, Calif.; Doug (Rebecca) Lewis of Holly Springs, Ga., and Justin Lewis of Holmwood; two sisters, Nelda Coffman of DeRidder; and Shirley Barras of Patterson; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 24, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 24, 2020

Memories

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Carol Reed

April 24, 2020

May you rest in peace now. At dialysis he and i had nicknames. He was Jimbo to me and i was Carol Ann to him. Miss you Jimbo. Praying for his family. Very sweet person. Dearly missed.

Darrell Robinson

April 23, 2020

Condolences to Jimmy’s family. Jimmy was a great person to work with at CTL. He was a great leader always knowing what to do and how to do it. Have many fond memories of him.
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Bless his soul!
Susie and Darrell Robinson

Bethanie and sam Saloom

April 23, 2020

Since we have moved right next door to them both they have both been a big part of our lives loving and caring and we will always cherish and miss mr.jimmy so much they both are so sweet and loving and we will continue to care for our little lady for you may you Rest In Peace with the lord we miss you so much already !!

Shirley Hudson

April 23, 2020

I didn’t know he was a musician, but I knew he loved music. Seems like he and Eunice used to square dance too!
He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone! We shall all miss him.
Rest In Peace, my friend! Prayers for his loving family.

Sherry McCown

April 23, 2020

I still remember the first time I met Jimmy. It was in Thornwell after a tornado had destroyed the telephone office in January of 1966. I think he and others had been working nonstop to get service up and working. I thought then that he was a very smart man. Over the years, I found out he was an exceptionally intelligent and remarkable man and I’m thankful that I could call him my friend.

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