Mr. Leon Lewis, Sr. of Summersville, Kentucky, son of the late Holman Lewis and Pauline Vaughn Lewis, was born on September 13, 1931 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at his home. He was 84 years, 4 months, and 11 days of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Greensburg Church of the Nazarene. He was Owner and Operator of the Lewis Grocery in Summersville. Was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955. He was a member of the American Legion Rod Lowe Post #124, past Green County School Board Chairman and member for 20 years, and coached and was active in the little league program for several years.
Besides his parents, Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Betty D. Riddle Lewis on June 26, 2013 having united in marriage on June 16, 1954.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Leon Jr. and Ann Lewis of Columbia, and Steve and Tracy Lewis of Summersville; a daughter and son-in-law: Sonya and Johnny Orberson of Campbellsville; five grandchildren: Chris Lewis, LeAnna Lewis both of Columbia, Ann-Michael Tucker and her husband Jordan of Summersville, Becca Orberson, and John Lewis Orberson both of Campbellsville; a great-grandchild: Caleb Tucker of Summersville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bobby Milby of Florida, Janice Purcell-Basu and Joy Basu of Louisville, and Billy and Linda Riddle of Somerset; an uncle: Pete Vaughn of Summersville; nieces and nephews: Sasha Brown of Louisville, and Scott and Dana Couch of Tennessee, Robert Milby and Debra Milby both of Florida; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Lewis was also preceded in death by a sister: Rose Vaughn Milby.
The funeral services for Mr. Leon Lewis, Sr. will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Greensburg Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens. Bro. Richard Morgan, Bro. Jeff Eaton, Steve Caven, Larry Smith and Chris Lewis officiating.
Visitation is requested from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., Wednesday at the Greensburg Church of the Nazarene and after 7 A.M., Thursday at the church until time of the funeral service.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible Fund, which can be made at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home. Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home are in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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Leon Lewis, Jr. Steve Lewis Chris Lewis Johnny Orberson
John Lewis Orberson Joy Basu Jordan Tucker Billy Riddle
LeAnna Lewis Becca Orberson Ann-Michael Tucker
Sasha Brown Dana Couch Ronnie Milby Cousins
Sunday, January 31st, 2016 11:00am, Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home
Green County Memory Gardens, Garden of Everlasting Life