Rev. Lejeune Lewis, 89, of Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Serenity Care Home.
He was born Dec. 22, 1923 in Buckhannon, a son of the late Carl Raymond and Gladys Perry Lewis. On August 24, 1947 he married Gail Wilfong, who preceded him in death on July 15, 2004.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Perry Carl “Pug” Lewis and one sister, Betty Ann Lewis.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Smith and husband Gregory of Montrose, W.Va.; one son, David Lewis and wife Pam of Eleanor, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Michelle Lewis and friend Jerry Crawford of Groveport, Ohio; two grandsons, Stephen Lewis and wife Olivia of Clarksburg, W.Va. and David Califf II and wife Teea of Pottsville, Pa.; three great-granddaughters, Makayla Smith and Mariyah Crawford both of Groveport and Hailey Califf of Pottsville; three great-grandsons, Jeremiah Lewis of Clarksburg, Logan Califf of Pottsville and Jerelle Crawford of Groveport; one step grandson, Todd Slack and wife Barbie of Charleston, W.Va.; three step granddaughters, Micah Moore and husband Jody of Red House, W.Va., Lauren Evans and husband Derek of Bridgeport, W.Va. and Christina Smith of Morgantown, W.Va.; several step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Lewis was a member and chaplain of American Legion Post 44 of Philippi, W.Va. He was associated with Boy Scouts of America since 1936 and was an Eagle Scout. He attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Rev. Lewis graduated from WVWC in 1949 and United Theological Seminary in 1952 and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1972. He was a member of the W.Va. Conference of the United Methodist Church from 1948 to present and served as pastor for numerous churches. He also served in many civic organizations.
There was no one that Lejeune didn’t love or care about.
Friends will be received Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald M. McCauley and Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Shreve officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.