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Marion Lewis, Jr.

1931 — March 8, 2021

SAMUEL MARION LEWIS, JR. Samuel Marion Lewis, Jr., 89, Centralia, MO passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia, MO. He was born August 18, 1931 in Centralia, MO the son of the late Samuel Lewis, Sr. and Minnie (Welch) Lewis. On June 10, 1952 he was united in marriage to Fannie “Sunshine” (Barton) Lewis who preceded him in death on February 25, 2021. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter Cindy Davidson of Sturgeon, MO; two grandchildren Chas Davidson and his wife Jami and Chris Davidson; three great grandchildren Matanna Davidson, Syler Davidson and Sawyer Davidson; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, one sister Margaret Lewis Jennings; one brother Denton Lewis and a son in law Charles Davidson preceded him in death. Marion graduated from Centralia High School in 1949 and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Rocket Radio and TV with his wife for many years. Later they owned and operated Mexico TV and Stereo, and expanded their stores to several surrounding communities and eventually ended with Centralia TV and Stereo. He was a member of Riggs Union Church and enjoyed travelling, tinkering on all types of things and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Marion and Sunshine loved travelling to Texas in the winter and enjoyed meeting friends to have coffee. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riggs Union Church, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at To those attending the visitation or funeral service, we ask that you maintain social distancing. Be aware that capacity and seating may be limited and that people are welcome to and encouraged to wear face masks to protect themselves and others. We will follow all guidelines set forth by Boone County.

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