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Lewis James Amos, 86, of Ottumwa, died at 10:05 a.m. October 19, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born April 24, 1931 in Mendota, MO to Guy Bailey and Daisey Mae Logston Amos. He married Jean Hatfield on October 13, 1952.
He served with the U.S. Navy. Lewis worked for John Morrell & Co. until 1973 and then worked at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He worked for 18 years at John Deere Ottumwa Works retiring in 1990 and also farmed his land along Lake Rd.
Lewis was a member of Davis County Sheep Producers. He enjoyed bluegrass music, country music and fishing. Lewis was also a bee keeper and sheep shearer.
Surviving is his wife, Jean; his children, Donald Amos, Sherilyn (Jim) Headley and Scott (Dawn) Amos all of Ottumwa; 6 grandchildren, Ben (ChaRee) Headley, Andrew Headley, Alex (Danelle) Amos, Taylor (Gage) Robinson, Bethany Amos and Hallie Amos; two great-grandchildren, Duncan and Bella; and a sister, Velma (Stoney) Burke of East Moline, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Ronald Amos; three brothers, Guy Mel, Claudie and Robert Amos and a sister, Ellen Hurt.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.
Published on October 20, 2017
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