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Willie Thomas Lewis

May 23, 1942 — February 7, 2018

Willie "WT" Lewis, 75, of Union City, Ohio, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018 at Reid Health Care in Richmond, Indiana.

WT was born on May 23, 1942 in Bloomfield, Kentucky, the son of the late Willie and Arabell (Keeling) Lewis.

In addition to his parents, WT was preceded in death by a son, Jim Lewis; his daughter, Lori Jenkinson; his grandson, Steven Dryden; his sisters, Grace Jewell, and Pauline Powell; and his brother, Donnie Lewis.

WT had a love of travel and enjoyed riding his motorcycle with Phyllis and seeing the country. He looked forward to going to Florida for the winter. One of WT's most favorite things was his time spent drinking coffee at McDonalds with his "buddies". He would meet them every morning and evening to socialize. He and Phyllis attended the First Assembly of God Church in Greenville and the Calvary Assembly of God Church when in Florida. Every year He and Phyllis would park their camper at the Great Darke County Fair and spend the week enjoying the attractions and events. WT was a family man and loved nothing more then to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He leaves a whole that will never be filled and will be missed dearly.

WT is survived by his wife of 41 years, Phyllis (Meyer) Lewis, whom he married, August 28, 1976; his children and their spouses, Bill and Debbie Lewis of Union City, Indiana, Mike and Kasey Schmitz of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Deborah Lewis of Knoxville, Tennessee, Joyce and Jerry Hunt of Winchester, Indiana, Tina and Jose Cantu of Union City, Ohio, Nila and Richard Newton of Salamonia, Indiana, Marsha and Greg Elliott of Union City, Ohio, Anita and TJ Jutte of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Patty Hunt of Union City, Ohio, Teresa and Tony Homan of Coldwater, Ohio, and Denice and Kevin Bettinger of Coldwater, Ohio. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; his siblings and their spouses, Christine and Herb Clark of Franklin, Ohio, Alice Wheeler of Franklin, Ohio, Effie Henson of Springboro, Ohio, Corfine and Sonny Price of Middletown, Ohio, Willie E. and Ethel Lewis of Carlisle, Ohio, Bobby and Louise Lewis of Franklin, Ohio, Theo Lewis of Middletown, Ohio, Gary and Ann Lewis of Middletown, Ohio, Ray and Gerri Lewis of Franklin, Ohio, and Jesse and Debbie Lewis of Germantown, Ohio; and he leaves behind countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes in Greenville with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Snell Cemetery.

Family and friends my visit on Monday, from 4 Pm to 7 PM at the funeral home, and again on Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Union City, Ohio Fire & Rescue, 401 E Elm Street, Union City, Ohio 45390.

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