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 https://www.ecommunity.com/community-foundation/network-foundation-online-donation or the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Lewis family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm