BOYER, LEWIS EDWARD - of Tellico Village, Loudon TN, formerly of Bayonet Point, FL and South Bend IN, passed away on Thursday, May 8th at the age of 82 in Tennessee. Lew was born and raised in South Bend Indiana and was the beloved husband of the late M. Joanne (Beahm) Boyer. He is survived by his daughter Cindy Kane and her husband Steve of Newton, MA and his son John Boyer and his wife Cindy of Seattle WA. Lewis was the proud and devoted "Papa" to Matthew Kane and his wife Erica of New York City, Jack Kane of New Orleans, and Victoria Kane of Newton, MA and Jack and Anderson Boyer of Seattle, all of whom he was always willing to introduce to fast food cuisine. Lewis graduated South Bend Central High School in 1949; attended Indiana University where his mode of transport was a used milk truck; and served in the Army, during the Korean War, as a supply sergeant at Fort Knox. He was a salesman for shoes, Uniroyal and Swift and Company before becoming the owner of Great Northern Distributors in the 1960s. He also was recently a volunteer at Fort Loudon Hospital. He attended many Notre Dame games but really was an IU fan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Camp Hope, c/o Rebekah Lemley, Vanderbilt Burn Center 11 South Room 11234, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232-7175.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 12 to June 13, 2014