Dowell & Martin Funeral Home
MOUNT VERNON —
Dr. Jack Douglas “Doc” Lewis, 77, born April 22, 1935, in Leslie County, Ky., departed this life on January 23, 2013, for a better world. He passed while listening to his favorite music, with his wife, his caregivers, and his dog at his side.
Dr. Lewis graduated from Berea Foundation School, Berea College (1956) and the University of Louisville School of Medicine (1960). After interning at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kan., Dr. Lewis practiced medicine in Mt. Vernon and Berea, for many years. Dr. Lewis also practiced in Lexington, before retiring in 2000.
A brilliant musician, “Doc” led the student orchestra at Berea College and was for many years a fixture of the Renfro Valley stage, playing steel guitar and saxophone.
Dr. Lewis was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Reed Lewis; father John Lewis; mother Nora Morgan Lewis; sister June Lewis Calhoon, brothers James, John and Joseph Lewis.
He leaves behind: wife Rebecca Hollen Lewis, daughter Lisa Clontz (John), daughter Julie Huey (Shane), son Jack (Shelley), and stepsons Richard and Brad Adams.
Dr. Lewis is also survived by his sister, Joy Lewis Hughes; and six granddaughters, Lauren Blair (William), Victoria Clontz, Lance Corporal Morgan Palmer, Samantha Huey, Ashley Adams and Olivia Adams, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, former patients and friends.
Dr. Jack Lewis touched many lives and made a tremendous difference to the health of people in Southeastern Kentucky.
A Memorial service will be conducted Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. (visitation from 11 a.m.) with arrangements by Dowell & Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Donations suggested to Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404.