James Larry Lehew “Jimmy,” of Trinidad, began his earthly life Aug. 12, 1946 in Styx to parents Joe Hurley and Margarette Linda (Brewer) Lehew and made his journey home July 28, 2019 at the age of 72.
Jimmy was a hardworking, giving, big hearted guy that was always laughing and joking. He was the life of the party but could also be stubborn and set in his ways at times. He enjoyed fishing, football, old gospel music and especially slow country love songs. Jimmy attended high school at South Oak Cliff in Dallas and served our country in the United States Marine Corps.
He was Church of Christ by faith and was baptized at Styx Church of Christ. Jimmy worked in commercial construction most of his life with different companies; TP&L, Chapman Construction and Fred McCurley Enterprises to name a few. He was an extraordinary man that will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents Joe Lehew and Marge Puck, the love of his life for 35 years, Sharon (Davis) Lehew and bonus dad Harvey Puck.
He is survived by sisters Sandra Mooney of Tool and Paula Smith and husband David of Trinidad, brother Bobby Lehew and wife Beth of Tyler, brother-in-law Danny Bruce Davis of Kemp, special friends Johnny and Mary Murphy, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Jimmy’s birthday Aug. 12, 2019 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, 1226 S. Elm St. in Kemp. Pastor Joe Tucker of Gateway Assembly of God in Trinadad will be sharing Jimmy’s life story.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com for the Lehew family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jimmy’s memory may be made to American Heart Association Stone Lake Blvd, Suite 320 Austin, Texas 78759 or 1 (800) AHAUSA1, heart.org.