Thomas E. Lewis Sr., 1935-2020

AVON PARK, Fla. — Thomas Edward Lewis Sr., 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 10, 1935, in Leavittsburg, a son of the late Charles E. Lewis and Dorothy (Clark) Lewis. He married Judith (Frees) Lewis on July 12, 2013.

He was a member of Avon Park Baptist Church. Thomas worked as a sheet metal mechanic at Woodward Corporation for 29 years. He was the past president of Warren Western Reserve High School Boosters Club and also Sheet Metal Local No. 3.

Thomas enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. He particularly liked watching football with his son.

Thomas is survived by his second wife, Judith A. (Frees) Lewis of Avon Park; daughter, Patricia Kovalak of Chardon, Ohio; son, Thomas Lewis Jr. of Avon Park; sisters, Lillian Barbutes of Cortland, Shirley Dias of Avon Park, Sharon Stanton of Ocala and Helen (Norm) Clark of Windham; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leone “Lee” Lewis, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; son, Terry Lewis; and a brother, Clark E. Lewis of Georgia.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where the Rev. James Dittmar will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio.

Due to the current mandate and pandemic, masks are required and social distancing should be observed.

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