James Robert (Jim) Lewis, Sr., of Frankfort, entered into eternal rest on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. His body has been cremated.
Born in Hartwell, Georgia, Jim served in the US Navy and was a World War II veteran. He and his loving wife and best friend, Ann, moved to Frankfort in 1950, and for many years were owners of the Southern Hotel. He served as deacon of the First Baptist Church, President of the Rotary Club, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a local Realtor with Century 21.
Jim enjoyed gardening and watching UK football and basketball games, but most of all he enjoyed precious time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Brown and Fred Lewis of Hartwell, GA; and his daughter, Bev (Lewis) Lathrop.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; son Bob Lewis and wife Regina; and daughter, Carol Lewis, all of Frankfort; son-in-law, John Lathrop of Lexington; grandchildren, Jeff and Laura Lewis of Knoxville, TN, Chip and Jill Lewis of Bowling Green, Chad Lewis of Frankfort, Cassie and Travis Proctor of Lawrenceburg, and Casey and John Lathrop of Lexington; and six great-grandchildren, Ben and Kate Lewis of Knoxville, TN., Kaitlyn and Bradley Lewis of Bowling Green, and Tanner Walker and Westin Proctor of Lawrenceburg. Jim also is survived by a brother, Furman Lewis of Clarksville, GA., and two sisters, Sue Williams and Beth Miller, both of Rutherfordton, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in Rogers Funeral Home. Rev. Herman Bowers and Brown Lewis will officiate the service.
Flowers are welcomed, while the family suggests any contributions in Jim’s memory be made to the America Cancer Society or Autism Speaks in Kentucky.