John Underwood Lewis, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at his residence in Stevens Point. He was under the care of the Hospice of Portage County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Church of the Intercession. The Rev. Barry Whenal will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hospice of Portage County or the Church of the Intercession.
Boston Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Lewis was born in Dallas Sept. 23, 1936. He was the eldest son of the Rev. Edward C. and Emily U. Lewis.
Mr. Lewis moved to Stevens Point with his parents in 1938. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School and attended Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point and North Texas State. He continued his education at Marquette University in Milwaukee and graduated with a doctoral degree in philosophy.
He was married to Phyllis Jean Starks in August 1962.
Mr. Lewis was a professor of philosophy and law for more than 33 years at the University of Windsor, Ontario, before retiring in September 1997. He had more than 70 papers and articles published on the subjects of philosophy and law. He also lectured at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, University of Wales-Cardiff, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities in England.
Survivors included his partner, Ann; one son, Gregory, Detroit, Mich.; three daughters, Pamela (Christopher) Heidt, Chicago, Ill., Rebecca (Michael) Heidt, Dallas, Texas, and Emily Lewis, Windsor, Ontario; two brothers, Gordon, Columbus, Md., and Christopher, Fredonia, N.Y.; three sisters, Mary (Jim) Johnson, Dallas, Texas, Ruth (Carl) Heyder, Junction City, and Catherine Lewis, Stevens Point; two grandchildren.