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Date published: 4/19/2013

Guy C. Lewis Jr.

Guy Clayton Lewis Jr., 90, of Richmond, formerly of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Born and raised in Richmond, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Clayton Lewis. He was an electrical engineering graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He served in World War II as a B-24 bomber pilot with the 15th Airforce, 98th Bomb Group, 345th Squadron, based in Lecce, Italy. He was credited with flying 50 missions over enemy territory, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 3 Clusters.

In his professional life, as an electrical engineer, he rose to general manager of Virginia Electric Cooperative, in Bowling Green, which later became Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Fredericksburg. During that time, he served on the board of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Washington, D.C. In 1985, he had the honor of being selected as president of this international organization. Following his retirement, he was appointed CEO of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative in Richmond.

In the community, Mr. Lewis was a member of the board of directors of Union Bank and Trust Co. and a 50-year member and past master of the Kilwinning Crosse Masonic Lodge No. 2-237 AF & AM.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret McPherson Lewis; his daughter, Dr. Janette Lewis Worthington and her husband, Dr. Andrew Keith Worthington; his son, James Clayton Lewis; his sister, Doris Lewis Bryant Washington; four grandchildren, Clayton, Jessica, Haley and Sara; and many devoted nieces and nephews.

His life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Bowling Green Baptist Church, 225 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Va. 22427. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow at 3 p.m. in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Bowling Green Baptist Church, Box 543, Bowling Green, Va. 22427.

Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.