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John W. Lewis

December 12, 1932 — January 18, 2021

John W. Lewis, 88, of Plainfield, passed away on January 18, 2021.  With a smile that lit up the room, John, known as “Bill” to many, greeted everyone as a friend.  Born Dec. 12, 1932 in Seymour, IN to the late Edward and Lillian (McMullen) Lewis.  Bill graduated from Avon H.S. in 1951.  He served in the Army Artillery, 438 Field Artillery, 2nd Division, and was in the Korean War.  Bill retired in 1990 after 30 plus years as a foreman with General Motors.  He loved spending time with his family.  With their four girls growing up, the family piled in the camper for vacations going to all but two of the 48 states.  Bill helped coached his grandchildren in the Plainfield Softball League and was their biggest cheerleader.  One of his happiest accomplishments was being a big winner on the Price is Right game show.  Hobbies included golf, tennis, bowling, fishing, wood working and square dancing with his family.  He was a 50 year member of the Plainfield Christian Church.  John was preceded in death by a brother, Dick Lewis and a great grandson, Owen Matthew Deakin.  Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Marlene (Hedrick) Lewis; daughters, Alice (Tim Starke) Lewis, Karen (Pete) Wethington, Becky (Scott) Markland, and Kathy Lewis; siblings, Mariam Cheshire, Edward “Buddy” (Susan) Lewis and Nancy (Buford Taylor) Crawford; ten grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.  The family wishes to thank Kindred Hospice for John’s excellent care.  Funeral services and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Plainfield Optimist Club (PO Box 664, Plainfield, IN 46168).

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