Obituary for Mr. Henry L. Lewis

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Mr. Henry L. Lewis

April 27, 1946 - February 11, 2019

Henry L. Lewis, age 72, passed away all too soon on Monday evening, February 11, 2019 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, after a 5 month courageous battle with lung cancer. He was a resident of Franklin.

Henry was born April 27, 1946 in Indianapolis. He was a 1963 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to serve as a Specialist 4 with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. While serving, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.

Henry retired in 2005 as the IT Administrator for Arvin-Meritor in Franklin after 41 years of service. After retirement, he was the co-owner of Lewis Mowing in Franklin for the more than 10 years. Henry was a member of the Morgantown First Christian Church and the Amity District Fire Protection Board.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters, who brought so much joy to his life. Henry also loved having coffee every morning with his buddies at “The Depot” in Amity. For the past 20+ years, Henry would have Saturday morning breakfast with his brothers. This weekly time spent with family was very important and special to him.

Henry enjoyed woodworking, and spending time in the outdoors by fishing and deer hunting. He was a fan of Indiana University Men’s Basketball, Notre Dame Football, St. Louis Cardinals and Red Socks Baseball.

Henry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lynn (Fesler) Lewis, whom he married on July 2, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by his sons, Mike (Mindi) Lewis of Franklin and Denny (Dana) Lewis of Newburgh; granddaughters, Abby, Claire and Lauren; siblings, Jim Lewis of Perry, Georgia, Jack (Mary Jane) Lewis of Edinburgh, Jerry (Judy) of Franklin, Ron (Marcia) of Morgantown, Betty Rice of Indianapolis, Pat (Wendell) Campbell of Franklin and Barbara Pogue of Whiteland; brother-in-law, Bill (Lora) Fesler of Whiteland; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille (Fraker) Lewis; siblings, Richard Lewis and Shirley Lewis; brothers-in-law, Jim Rice and Ron Pogue; sisters-in-law, Collen Lewis, Judy Lewis and Shirley Lewis; and mother and father-in-law, Gwynn and MaryBelle Fesler.

A Celebration of Henry’s Life will be conducted by Rev. Burt Brock on Friday, February 15th at 7 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Military honors will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Henry to the Morgantown First Christian Church, P.O. Box 306, Morgantown, IN 46160 or to Community Health Network Hospice at or the American Cancer Society at

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Lewis family at
Information: (812) 597-4670


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Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: April 27, 1946
Died: February 11, 2019

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Becky posted on 4/23/19

I worked with Henry and he was very smart and always pleasant and funny. My best memory of how he described to me the importance of marriage and when he would speak of his wife so fondly and light up as he talked about her, I could tell this man loves his wife so much! He inspired me.


Max R . Fitzpatrick posted on 2/18/19

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Steve and Glenda Clark posted on 2/15/19

Lynn Steve and I were so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. I know there isn’t anything anyone. can say to ease your pain. We are in South Carolina for the month. So sorry we can’t be there. Our prayers and love we send to you. May God wrap his arms around you and your family. He was a wonderful man, will be missed by many.


Raymond & Susan Young posted on 2/15/19

Lynn, Raymond & I were so shocked when we read about Henry's passing on line. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. There are no words that can express how sorry we are. Love, Raymond & Susan Young


Steve and Betty Jo Ratliff posted on 2/15/19

Very sorry to hear about Henry's passing. I know he was a good man. He was always very friendly and enjoyed talking with him. Please accept our condolences.


Mary Etta Robinson posted on 2/14/19

My thoughts & prayers go out to the Lewis family. God Bless Mary Etta Robinson


Marilyn Parsley posted on 2/14/19

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about Henry. Thinking of you, and your family.


Sam Thrasher posted on 2/14/19

Lynn and Mike I could not believe it when Tara called me last night. I am so sorry and feel so bad about this. Wish there was something else I could do but talk, but at this moment that is the best any of us can do. Eric and I plan to be at the celebration of life service tomorrow. Thinking of you. Sam Thrasher


Rich White posted on 2/14/19

Sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Henry at Arvin's 50+ years ago. Then a few years later working with Ron for 30+ years at Allison and always kept up with Henry through Ron. I consider them both friends. My thoughts are with you all.


Buddy Drybread posted on 2/14/19

So sorry to hear of Henry’s passing! My condolences to the Family!


Doris Castillo posted on 2/13/19

Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort for you and your family. Much love. Doris


Denny and Barb Brownfield posted on 2/13/19

Lynn and family So sorry to hear about Henry, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are in Florida and won’t be able to make it to the calling but want you to know our hearts are breaking for you. God Bless Denny and Barb


Sherry Poore Roberson posted on 2/13/19

Dear Lynne & family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Love & hugs. Sherry Poore Roberson


John McBeath posted on 2/13/19

Lynn, Mike and Denny, Please know that I am praying for you and your families at this time of loss. Henry was one of the best! I thought highly of him and appreciated him so much! I count it a real blessing that that we had breakfast together before Christmas. He will be missed by many.


Kleis Family posted on 2/13/19

So sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you.


Judy Allman posted on 2/13/19

Lynn and family, sorry to here of your loss. God continue to give you all strength. Praying for comfort. Cummins friend. Judy Allman


Suzanne & Wendall Warfield posted on 2/13/19

Denny, Dana, Abby & Claire, .. We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Embrace your beautiful memories. Our deepest sympathies,


Rebecca Brown posted on 2/13/19

Denny, Dana, Abby & Claire ...Our hearts are heavy for you and your family today. Please know we are lifting you up in prayer and trusting the Lord to bring strength and comfort as only He can in moments as difficult as this. May His grace surround you all as you walk this journey. Much love and support! Rebecca & Richard Brown


Doug Harper posted on 2/13/19

Denny, please know that the Harper family is lifting you and your family in prayer as you grieve the loss of your dad.


Jimmie posted on 2/13/19

so sorry for your loss. Henry was a great guy


Randy Robinson posted on 2/13/19

I am praying for your family during this difficult time. I offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of Henry. May he rest in peace.