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James Daniel “JD” Lewis, 82, of Rockwall, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., died in Rockwall Nov. 3, 2015.  
He was a graduate of Hixson High School in 1951. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he lettered in football. In 1953, he transferred to Tennessee Wesleyan College to play football until 1955. He was voted most athletic in 1954 while in college at Tennessee Wesleyan. JD graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan in 1955 with a bachelor of science in education. Coach Lewis began his career at Red Bank High School teaching biology and was assistant coach of the football team and head coach of the baseball team. He later pursued a master’s degree at Middle Tennessee State Teachers College. 
After retirement, JD moved to Dallas where he later became a partner of Clements Antiques of Forney. James Daniel Lewis was born March 31, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tenn. 
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lewis, preceded him in death, along with his sister.  
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Clements Lewis; children Danny Lewis of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Becky (Ken) Smith of Dalton, Ga., Cliff (Becky) Lewis of Heath, Scott (Kirsten) Lewis of Heath, and Candy (Steve) Dunson of Rockwall; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Melvin (Pat) Lewis of Hixson, Tenn., Robert (Dimple) Lewis of Hixson, Tenn., Glenda (Jim) Bramble of Dunlap, Tenn., Diane Lewis of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jerry Lewis of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made at www.rockwallheraldbanner.com.
Published on  November 6, 2015
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