July 26, 1950 - April 18, 2021
Statesboro, Georgia Mr. Obediah Benjamin “Benny” Lewis, Jr. age 70, died Sunday April 18, 2021, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. The Effingham County native was a 1968 graduate of Effingham County High School. Following his graduation, Benny Joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for 22 years, having served in the Vietnam War and traveled the world with his military career. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Serve Medal; AF Commendation Medal; AF Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; AF Overseas Short Tour Ribbon; AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon; AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon; NCO Professional Military Educ Grad Ribbon and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. He retired from the Air Force as a Security Police Supt. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Benny began his career with the United States Postal Service where he worked in Statesboro for 19 years, until his retirement in 2013. He attended Emit Grove Baptist Church. Benny was preceded in death by his first wife, Dianne Leiseth Lewis; his parents, Obediah Benjamin Lewis, Sr. and Mildred Deal Lewis and a brother-in-law, Dale Wilkinson. Surviving are his wife, Marcia Lewis of Statesboro; a son, Jacob Lewis of Statesboro; a step son, Travis Lanier of Statesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Ben Harrison of Brooklet and Amanda and Joey Popp of Statesboro and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bonita Wilkinson of Statesboro and Beth and Danny Lively of Lake Oconee. Several grandchildren also survive. Graveside services and burial with military honors will be Thursday at 11:00am at Portal City Cemetery with Rev. Tim Huffingham officiating. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Emit Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1567 Emit Grove Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30458. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro, Georgia Mr. Obediah Benjamin “Benny” Lewis, Jr. age 70, died Sunday April 18, 2021, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. The Effingham County native was a 1968 graduate of Effingham County High School. Following his graduation,... View Obituary & Service Information
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