William "Bill" Leo Lewis

October 16, 2021


William “Bill” Leo Lewis, Tampa, Florida

     William “Bill” Leo Lewis, a brief resident of Tampa, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2021.

     Bill was born November 30, 1946 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania to Paul L. Lewis and Bertha I. Bricker Lewis.

     Bill was a decorated Army Veteran, who had served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star.

      Surviving are his beloved wife of 19 years, Martha C. Lewis; six children, Shawn Lewis and fiancé Tammy, Valerie Janes and husband Raymond, Christina Palmer and partner Edward, Derek Lewis and fiancé Angel, Luisa Padilla and Silvia Padilla and fiancé Tyler; twelve grandchildren, Michael Lewis, Christoph Lewis, Richie Hull “Spud”, Lauren Esteban “Barney”, Carrie Hull, Jamal Palmer “Willy”, Angelina Palmer “Lizzy”, Darion Palmer “Spike”, Bria Lewis, Ryan Hull, Emily Hull and Matthew De Los Santos “Peanut”; two great grandchildren, Evelyn and Marissa Esteban; two brothers, Ronald Lewis of California and Bernard Lewis of Uniontown, Pa. and two sisters, Loretta Hudak of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Mary Hickle of Greensburg, Pa.

     He was greeted warmly in heaven by those that preceded him in death by his father, Paul L. Lewis; his mother, Bertha I. Bricker Lewis; brothers, Paul Lewis, Lawrence Lewis, Robert Lewis, Donald Lewis and George Lewis; sisters, Betty Lewis, Dorothy Thomas and Jenny Lewis; granddaughter, Briona Palmer; grandson, Zachary Palmer and his beloved dog Tony.

     Bill enjoyed the simple things in life, spending time with his family, friends and his dogs Max and Jack. He also was a big Steelers and Pirates fan. Bill enjoyed fishing often. He loved listening to his 60’s music, especially Johnny Horton. He enjoyed watching Westerns and Perry Mason movies, while enjoying buttery popcorn.

     Everyone is invited to a graveside service to be held at the Smithfield-Fairchance American Legion Post 278 Veterans Cemetery at Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12 noon with Military Rites being accorded by General Marshall Amvets Post 103.


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Graveside Service
October 23, 2021

12:00 PM
Smithfield-Fairchance American Legion Post 278 Veterans Cemetery
Dry Knob Hill Road
Fairchance, PA 15436

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