ODESSA — James “Jim” C. Lewis
passed away at home after a short battle with cancer on April 1, 2004.
He was born in Hobbs, N.M., on April 23, 1940, to Weldon and Elizabeth
Lewis. He lived in Odessa since 1964 and married LaVera Motley in Odessa
on July 3, 1964.
Jim was a truck driver for 38 years. He drove for G & RG Trucking
Inc. for approximately 15 years. His trucking family and friends will
remember him as Horse Feathers.
He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and son. He loved
playing music. He played the coronet in high school and also played
guitar, bass and harmonica. He was a very simple man who loved his
He is preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Lewis. He is survived by
his parents, Weldon and Cathie Lewis of Bradenton, Fla.; wife, LaVera of
Odessa; his sons, Bucky and wife, Kellye Lewis, of Odessa, Rodney and
wife, Shelagh Phillips, of Austin; his brother Randy Lewis of Odessa;
and four grandchildren, Ryanne Newman Lewis, Casey Lane Lewis, Amber
Dawn Phillips and Jordan Estwell Phillips.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3rd, at University
Park Baptist Church, 87th and North Golder, where he was a member, with
Brother Jimmy Hull officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial
Please send memorials to American Cancer Society.
Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.