John Latane Lewis III

St. Lukes Episcopal Church Cemetery

        John Latane Lewis III, died peacefully on May 8, 2012. Born March 8, 1938, the eldest son of the late Anne Harrison Sheperd Lewis and the late John Latane Lewis Jr. of Williamsburg, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Macgill Randolph Lewis.

        Jack was a graduate of the college of Arts and Sciences and the Law School at the University of Virginia. At the University he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Eli Banana, the Imp Society and The 13 Society. Additionally, he was a member of the Seven Society. He twice served as President of the Student Council, once as a college student and again as a law student. After law school he praticed law in Powhatan County and served as Commonwealth's Attorney for 23 years. A member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association, he also served on the boards of the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA, Southside Electric Cooperative, and Huguenot Academy.

        He is survived by his four chidren and their spouses, Anne Harrison Lewis Harris and Chip, John Latane, Lewis IV and Audrey, Lelia Graham Lewis Webb and Randy, and Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Allred and Jon; and 12 grandchildren, Lauck, Will and Latane, Harris, Jack, Natalie and Harrison Lewis, Macgill, Rice and Graham Webb, and Chase, Warner and Parks Allred. He is also survived by his two brothers, Shepherd Fitz-Hugh Lewis and his wife, Anne Brooke, and Thomas Randolph Lewis; and 13 nieces and nephews who adored their Uncle Jack.

        Jack was loved and revered for his scrupulous honesty, his singularly tender heart, his unflagging courtesy and his steadfast loyalty.

        Funeral services were held Monday, May 14 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Powhatan.

        The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA, 2269 Mann Road, Powhatan, VA. 23139. Online condolences may be made at

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