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LEWIS SHUPE Jr. Obituary
LEWIS SHUPE JR. Lewis Herbert Shupe Jr., 74, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, while in the company of his loving family. Lewis was born November 8, 1942, to Ruth Schlienger and Lewis Shupe Sr., in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley; sons, Rodney and Nat and his wife, Julia; sisters, Janis and Linda; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Lewis was a proud father, loving husband and Honorable United States Air Force Veteran. He graduated as valedictorian and basketball star from Basic High School in Henderson, in 1960, then attended Stanford University, where, in 1964, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. He later obtained his Master's Degree at the University of Southern California in 1966. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and became a Captain at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He married Joeann Cothern in 1969, adopted her son, Rodney, and moved to Atlanta, Ga., where they later welcomed son, Nat. Lewis was an accomplished computer analyst and entrepreneur of several self-owned business ventures. He retired at the age of 50 to follow many personal passions. An accomplished golfer, he won the SNGA 2004 Player of the Year award, Senior Division, authored two books entitled, "Presidential Diary," and "Presidential Diary II," and founded and operated the US Freedom Army, a political organization. Lewis was a mentor to his family and an inspiration to many others. He will remain in our hearts forever. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to .
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