Jerry Ray Lewis


Jerry Ray Lewis died peacefully at home on July 17, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 82.
Jerry was born on October 19, 1936 in Healdton, Oklahoma to Robert & Cybil Lewis. He graduated from Clendenin High School in West Virginia. He ran off and married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Jean McQuain in 1954. Jerry began working for service stations, drove a truck cross country for several years to provide for his family. In 1969, he moved his family to Norman, Oklahoma to work for Harold Liddell (Liddell's Plumbing). He has been a plumber ever since then and retired from the City of Norman in 2009. Over a period of time, the couple welcomed 6 children into their home. His children remember him as a driven father who encouraged them to work hard and have good work ethics.
Jerry was master at grilling and smoking meat. He loved having the family gathering at his house on Thanksgiving. The numbers varied from 54-82+ guest for dinner.
Jerry is survived by four sons: John Lewis (Kathy Thompson), Ashland City, TN; Joe Lewis (Cathy), Columbia, TN; Jeff Lewis (Susan), Norman, OK, and Jerry Lewis II (Patsy), Kingston Springs, TN. (10) Grandchildren and (20) Great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Jean Lewis, and daughters Debbie Renae Lewis and Cara Jean "Jeannie" Lewis.
A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 am on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Primrose Funeral Home. Steve Lewis will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jerry's life.
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Published on July 19, 2019
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Barbara Hively
Jul 24, 2019
I remember your dad and mother well from high school. They were great kids and I'm happy to see they had a good life. Prayers of comfort for the family.
Christina McCarrell Bisbee
Jul 21, 2019
Prayers and love to this family. My family as lived next door to Jerry and Jean for over 30 years. My children grow up and played with Erin and spent a lot of time staying the night with each other back and forth. Things will not be same driving by to go to town and not see Jerry checking his mail and waving hello. Or taking him Christmas cookies and candies, or attending cookouts and Thanksgiving dinners he hosted for all near and far. Him and his wife Jean were the best friends/neighbors anyone could ever ask for. He will be missed dearly everyday, just as Jean is missed everyday as well. Love and prayers for all family and friends.
Jul 20, 2019
If there was a baby in the room, we could always find them in your arms