John David Lewallen

CMDR. Lewallen Dies At 47; Navy Veteran

Cmdr. John David Lewallen, 47, formerly of Chattanooga, died Tuesday at his Virginia Beach, VA., home.

He was a 30-year Navy veteran and had planned to retire soon.  He is survived here by his mother, Mrs. Bessie Lewallen; his brother, J. F. Lewallen; and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Hartline of Chattanooga.

Others surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wanda Lewallen; a daughter, Debbie, and a son, John D. Jr., both of Virginia, Beach, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Anthony of Boaz, Ala.

The funeral was Thursday at 11 a.m. at Similli Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.  Burial was 2 p.m. Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Chattanooga Times, 8-19-1967