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John "Jack" Lewis

PEMBROKE - John G.R. "Jack" Lewis, 77, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Concord Hospital.

Born Jan. 22, 1937, in Clifton Springs, N.Y., Jack was the son of John P. and Carolyn (Beader) Lewis. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in New York in 1955.

Jack worked on his family farm with his dad all through high school, always trying to upgrade tractors to bigger and more powerful. His real love, however, was trucks - the bigger the better. He owned his own trucking business in New York. He moved to New Hampshire in 1961 and never left. He drove tractor trailers and did mechanical work for several companies, until he started Pembroke Towing, Inc. in 1977. He had also owned and operated J. G. Lewis Transportation and Pembroke Automotive Service. Jack loved the business and poured his heart and soul into his work. He was also one of the founders of "Towmasters," a group dedicated to the education of the towing and recovery people. However, he always had time to enjoy a good party.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, a son, John Jr., and his sister, Betty.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; children and their spouses, Cynthia and Mike, Jeffrey and Janet, and Jay; grandchildren, Tyler, Darien, Johnny, Tucker, and Hannah; his sisters, Barbara Burke of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Joan DeGraf of Ruskin, Fla.; and six nephews.

SERVICES: A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m., at Pembroke Towing, 40 Sheep Davis Road, in Pembroke.
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