Joseph C. "Corney" Lewis, 82, of DeSoto entered into rest on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, MO. Mr. Lewis was an assembler for the Chrysler Corporation. He was a member of UAW Local 136, DeSoto AmVets Post #48; he liked old cars and motorcycles. Born in DeSoto, Missouri on September 22, 1929 to the late Earl and Mamie (Grey) Lewis. He is survived by his loving wife, Blanche (Stillman) Lewis.
Mr. Lewis is also survived by two sons: Bob (Janet Hinch) Carrow, Sulphur Springs, MO, Jeffrey (Jodi Christopher) Lewis, DeSoto, MO; eight grandchildren: Crystal, Alan, Hillary, Xena, Brandon, Ronald Jr., Tiffany and Josh; four great-grandchildren: Keegan, Austin, Aidan and Ashton; two brothers: Jackie Wayne Ningle of Crystal City and Bill Ningle of Festus; two sisters: Shirley Faye Siebert of Festus and Gwen Lewis of DeSoto.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lewis, Sr., and a grand-daughter, Bobbie Sue.
Rev. Gene Moses will officiate the funeral service.