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Robert L. 'Bob' Lewis, Jr., 66, a longtime anchor at WJHL,
passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012, at Johnson City
A native of Johnson City, Washington Co TN, he was the son
of the late Robert L. Sr. and Doris Conley Lewis. He was a
member of Watauga Presbyterian and also attended Bethlehem
Lutheran. Bob was active in civic affairs, including the
Bowling Senior League. Lewis began his career at WJHL in
1967, where he worked for 40 years, until he retired in
2007. Over those 40 years, he helped build the stationís
news presence. He worked as a cameraman, announcer,
morning anchor, noon anchor and news director. Bob was
known around WJHL for his coffee, spiced with humor. His
coworkers thought of him more as a friend than a colleague.
He was a true gentleman. After his retirement Mr. Lewis
got his band back together, known as The Bob Lewis Band.
Lewis played in many different bands until finally forming
The Bob Lewis Band around 1975. The band played in
different spots around the area until their final
performance on New Yearís Eve 1983. With his passing,
Johnson City lost a diligent civic leader, a tireless
community visionary and just about the best friend a
charitable cause could have.
He is survived by his loving wife, Madaline Lewis; son,
Robert 'Bobby' Lewis and wife Laura, Columbus, GA;
daughter, Jessica Lewis Farnham and husband Richard,
Atlanta, GA; step-daughters, Yvette Chapman and husband
Scott, Johnson City, TN, Kim Manning and husband Trey,
Alger, OH, and Jessica Joyner and husband Andrew, Johnson
City, TN; grandchildren, Sara, Julia, and Gracie Farnham,
Nicholas Lewis, Kara Manning, Andrew Joiner II, and
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
on Thursday, June 21, 2012, in the Sunset Room of Tetrick
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Robert 'Bob' Lewis,
Jr., will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Friday, June 22,
2012, in the Sunrise chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services,
with Pastor Steve Harmon officiating.
A Graveside and Committal service will follow at Monte
Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bobís
close friends and associates.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
Arrangements for the Lewis family are in the care of
Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St.,
Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171.
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