William H. Lewis, 104, of Fishers, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home. He was born on January 20, 1915 to Walter and Josephine (Dorr) Lewis in Cincinnati, Ohio.
William, who was lovingly referred to as "Grandpa" by everyone he knew, was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, deployed to France three months before the end of WWII and was discharged as a Tech 4 Sergeant. He entered the Army at Camp McCoy, WI in 1944 and exited the Army at Camp Atterbury, IN in 1946. Grandpa retired from the United States Postal Service as a certified machinist in 1979. He was a lifetime member VFW Fort Harrison Post 7119 in Lawrence, IN. Grandpa loved to work with his hands starting out maintaining boarding houses for his mother-in-law in Cincinnati. Loved teaching his grandsons how to sweat copper pipes, repair walls and roofs, run electric lines and even change tubes on the TV and stereo. Early on he enjoyed vacations to Indian Lake, OH with his family and later in life trips to Wisconsin lakes with his grandchildren and their friends to fish, boat and enjoy the outdoors. One of his greatest gifts of all was cooking and sharing food with others including his favorite meal of Spaghetti and Meatballs.
He is survived by daughter-in-law, Audrey Margaret Lewis, nephew, Robert (Cheryl) Lewis, and niece Peggy (James) Ernest.
He is survived by his grandsons: Anthony Lewis Sr., Edward (Bonnie) Lewis, William Lewis Jr., great-grandchildren: Patrick (Brittney) Lewis, Christopher (Andrea) Lewis, Matthew Lewis, David Lewis, Anthony Lewis Jr., Andrea DeWitt, Steven (Diana) Lewis, and April Lewis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lewis, son, William Lewis Sr., grandson, Aaron Lewis, nephew Edward Lewis
Visitation will be from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN and 9:00 am to 10:00 am Friday June 28, 2019 prior to Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, 11441 Hague Road, Fishers, IN with Rev. Patrick Click officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery (Delhi), 4500 Foley Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 on Friday, June 28 at 2:30PM.
Memorial Contributions can be made to VFW Fort Harrison Post 7119, 6525 N. Lee Rd Indianapolis, IN 46236. Please make checks payable to: VFW Post 7119 “General Fund”.