Lewis Alton Eugene Lewis, age 68, of Huntsville, Alabama, was received by our Lord on April 30, 2013. Alton was born July 1, 1944 in Athens, Texas. Alton is survived by his wife of 19 years, Emma Eckenrode-Lewis; daughters, Stella (Christopher) Ferrell of Richardson, Texas, Deborah Lewis of Dallas, Amber (Barry) Oosterwaal of Garland, Texas; beloved grandchildren, Austin and Jared Ferrell and Carmen and Demi Oosterwaal. He is also survived by his sister, Mauritta Lewis of San Antonio, Texas; brother, William (Barbara) Lewis of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Linda (Mark) Cooper of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother, Gary (Jill Stern) Lewis of Rahway, New Jersey; sister-in-law, Sue Lewis of Fayetteville, Arkansas; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Alton B. and Alcie Mae Lewis his sister Sandra Thurston and his brother John Lewis. Alton was a graduate of the University of Texas - Arlington and was employed by DRS Electronics for 38 years. Alton was active in the Huntsville community volunteering his time freely to all who needed a helping hand. He loved doing historical interpretation and was known as a stickler for accuracy. Alton was known for his sense of humor as well as his compassion and charity by all who knew him. Friends may call at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. Broad St. on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Prayer Service Thursday at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, 6440 S. High St. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Russell Hill Cancer Foundation, 3601 CCI Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35805. Visit www.egan-ryan.com to offer condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 7 to May 8, 2013