Condolences to Fred's family and friends, Thoughts & Prayers are with you, From Carole Miller and Family Dayton Ohio
Uncle Fred. Just two small words, but oh what they can convey. Today, my beloved Uncle Fred was laid to rest. This is one sentence I never wanted to say in my life time. I realized that he was 84, but in many ways he was always young to me. He was the one I could count on as I grew up. My 2nd father when I had none. I just wanted to share how this one man made me feel loved and how he loved me (and my biting humor). Oh, how we could get each other going talking politics. Like Dorothy of Oz said to the Scarecrow, "I will miss you most of all..."
To my Aunt Patty and Lori. I can feel your pain. He was a larger than life presence. And how he loved you both. I can still see him with Lori when she was riding her horses for show. He jumped in with both feet for his daughter. And had always had the biggest grin. How proud he was of you. Always. That kind of fatherly love and devotion doesn't happen all the time.
As for his wife, Aunt Patty. Not many words are needed. They both loved each other. Thick and thin, right or wrong. There was love. 59 years of Love. Uncle Fred was one of the most liked guys, everyone that met him felt like they knew him for years. You couldn't help but admire him and be glad you were in his company. With his infectious smile and always looking for the good in others. How much he will be missed. Yes, we loss a good man, husband, father, uncle and friend.
Patty & family, just received e-mail from Annette that Fred has gone to live with God and wanted you to know I am thinking of you at this time of your sorrow. Still remembering the visit to you many, many years ago when I was just a young girl and how welcomed and loved I felt from you & Fred. Prayers for God's blessing upon you all at this time. Love you greatly, In HIS Name, Carol (Collier) Caudill, Portsmouth, OH
Dear Aunt Patty and Lori, I wish we could have been there to share this good bye to Uncle Fred. But we know that one day we will have a wonderful reunion. When I think of him, I think about the moment uncle Fred and Aunt Patty led my sister and me to the Lord, our baptism, the day Lori was brought home, oh what a wonderful day. Uncle Fred knew I loved plums, he would always bring me plums. I listened to the tapes they sent me of his teaching his Sunday Adult class...I wonder how many people came to the Lord through their teaching and witnessing. So, Uncle Fred, we will see you soon and oh what a time that will be...Lori, Aunt Patty I love you both dearly. Miss him, but keep looking up. Your niece, Peggy Brown Robinson..
Dear Patty and Lori and family, My sisters and I send our deepest sympathies to you all in the passing of your beloved husband and father, Fred. We got to know you all after our Dad, Paul Stacy married Fred's sister, Bernice. He loved and enjoyed Bernice's family and now all are in heaven together! Our prayers and God's precious comfort be yours now and always, Sharon Paulette Pinnick, Mobile, AL, Lenita O'Boyle, Cleveland, TN, and Linda Tolosa, Cross Plains, TX
Lori and family - so sorry for your loss. Though words won't relieve the pain, focusing on the fond memories will lighten your heart a little.
Patty and Lori , we're so sad to hear this news. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you both. So many fond memories of the good old days
Patty and Lori , keeping both of you in our thoughts and prayers and sending you all good thoughts. Many fond memories of the good old days.
Lori, I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Lori, I am so sorry for your family's loss. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.
Patty, So sorry for your loss. You and Fred had a big impact on my life. God knows the people to bring into your life who will encourage you in a Christ like way. I have many fond memories of you and Fred. Some day when Christ returns you will see Fred again. What a wonderful day that will be. Lovingly, Averil Diann Barnett Ring
Lori, So very sorry for your family's loss. Just wanted you to know you and your Mom are in our thoughts and prayers.
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
We remember,mr. Lewis .when we went to Moraine Heights yrs ago ,,he was a great man of God ,I always admired , Our sympathy goes out to the whole family , I know he will be missed ,
our prayers ,Ross and Opal Clark , moraine ,ohio
I had the distinct honor of Fred Lewis calling me his "daughter Myra." We made lots of heads turn whenever we visited together. No Dad was more loved by a daughter than he was by Lori. May he have an eternity of peace and may God touch Patti's heart as she adjust to being without him.
Myra Fincher - a family friend
I never had the privilege of meeting Fred or Patti personally but heard his daughter, Lori, speak much of them over the years since she married my nephew Brian Berry. I know that her love of animals comes from her father and what he began with her when she was just five. Given her kindnesses to me over the years I can only begin to imagine his goodness and kindness. May Fred savor eternal joy and may his wife and Lori in particular be comforted by all the good things done for him especially the times before he entered into his eternal rest. Catherine Berry Stidsen, Cayuga, Ontario, Canada
Enjoyed meeting & speaking w/Fred oftentimes as Lori's father-in-law during our visits to the Dayton Ohio area from California. Fred always had a bright cheerful smile for me & enjoyed showing me his firearms collection.
I'm sure he's now resting in a far better place.
Fred was so charming! All the nurses I knew loved him. He charmed me too! It should be illegal to be that charming. Lucky Patti. My husband Vince was brought to Christ as a teenager through this couple. So very important. Precious, precious people. God is embracing Fred as I write this, I just know it. Cindy Oney