James Preston Lewis (JP) passed away in his home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
JP was born in Altus, OK on October 27, 1943  Originally relocating to Trona, California in 1965, and after finishing the training program for Instrumentation, he was Instrumentation Supervisor at what is now Searles Valley Minerals for 35 years. He was a sportsman and spent his spare time, fishing, hunting, hiking and riding his ATV. His grandsons were often at his side. A fan of the Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys, he also coached Youth Football. He is survived by his wife, Eldora Lewis, two daughters, Talanda Luis and Trish Schneekluth of Huntington Beach, CA, and one son, Preston Lewis of Ridgecrest, and seven grandchildren, Vanessa Rogrers, Alec and Chanel Luis, Kaylee and Cody Schneekluth, James Preston III, and Keith Lewis.
Services will be held Wednesday, February 19, at 10 a.m. at The Desert Christian Center. Reception following at Casey's Steaks and Barbecue on China Lake Boulevard. Floral arrangement are appreciated; donations to the Wounded Warriors Project are preferred — www.woundedwarriorproject.org.