Rhenus "Gene" E. Lewis

May 12, 1949 - Apr 07, 2021

Rhenus "Gene" E. Lewis

May 12, 1949 - April 07, 2021


Rhenus Eugene "Gene" Lewis, 71, died on Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2021, in IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis. He was born on May 12, 1949 in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of the late Rhenus C. and Eurania F. (Clendenen) Lewis.

On August 24, 1970, Gene married the love of his life, Karen Koger, in Blackford County.

Gene had been employed at PCA, Gas City, for 47 years; Big R Store, Marion; and currently worked at American Woodmark as a Color Auditor and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Sweetser. He was a hard worker who had many talents and passions including, but not limited to, making wooden crosses, body building, cycling, cars, and music.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Karen Lewis, Upland; two sons: James (Andrea) Lewis, Marion; and Jared (Chant'a) Lewis, Wabash; two daughters: Nancy (Warren) Woolums, Upland; and Mary (Darrell) Gibson, Argos; 13 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: infant Jackie Lee Lewis and Charles William Lewis.

The family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Liberty Baptist Church, 517 Church St., Sweetser, Indiana, with Pastor Terry Bishir officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones-Smith Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana.


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