Coleman "Gary" Lewis Jr., 83, of New Minden, Ill., born April 28, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo., died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill.
Mr. Lewis worked as an inspector for General Motors Corp. for 33 years. He was a hard worker who enjoyed hand-tooled leatherwork in his spare time. He also enjoyed remote-controlled airplanes. Gary was a friend to all and was known for his good sense of humor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher J. Lewis; and his parents, Coleman Sr. and Ethel, nee McCarver, Lewis.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Susan J., nee Wittlich, Lewis, whom he married on Nov. 3, 1972; a son, Timothy (Lisa) Lewis of Hillsboro, Mo.; two grandchildren, Katy and James; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lewis of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Kathy (David) Maynard of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the
. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, May 14, at the funeral home, with Gary's nephew, Rev. Dr. Shawn Wasson officiating.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 13, 2016