David Brian Lewallen, 60, of Cleveland passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born in Athens on May 31, 1953, a son of the late Garland and Jean Lewallen.
He was well known and respected in the street rod community, having proudly operated Lewallen Street Rod Interiors, with a lifelong passion and desire for perfection and the God-given talented ability to achieve those goals.
As he followed his dream, he leaves behind many valued and cherished friendships from all walks of life. He was a beloved father and husband and will never be forgotten.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of nearly 40 years, Pam; two daughters: Kelsey and Kara Lewallen; grandson, Tanner Lamberth, all of Cleveland; twin brother and sister-in-law, Don and Karen Lewallen of Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Bill Allen of Decatur; nephews: Shane and Chance Allen of Decatur, and Kyle Freeman; niece: Makayla Freeman; sister-in-law: Jauna Freeman; and mother and father-in-law: Chris and Bill Ogle all of Georgetown.
A celebration of his life is planned for Monday, March 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Church of God, located at 5765 Eureka Road, with Pastor Jerry Millwood officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church from 4 to the 7 p.m. service time Monday.
In memory of his life and work, a final cruise will make its way through downtown Cleveland following the service.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to a memorial in David's name for the purpose of awarding an outstanding achievement trophy for future car shows. Contributions will be accepted at Regions Bank after Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
You are encouraged to share a memory of David and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Lewallen family with these arrangements.