September 11, 2004
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/15/2004 17:00:00
Frederick L. Lewis, age 82, resident of Plymouth passed away Saturday, September 11, 2004 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was born November 8, 1921 in Willard, Ohio to the late Morris and Harriet (Means) Lewis and had been a resident of Plymouth for over 60 years. Mr. Lewis was a retired car inspector form the B & O Railroad, he had been a Plymouth Police Officer and assisted Earl McQuate at the former McQuate Funeral Home in Plymouth. He was a member of the Plymouth First Presbyterian Church and a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII with the 371 Tank Battalion receiving a Purple Heart. Mr. Lewis for many years was a gunsmith and had a gun shop at his home. He was a Life Member of the NRA and a member of the Plymouth American Legion. He was an avid shootist, enjoyed fishing and left behind a legacy for his family with his woodworking. He was fortunate to travel with his family throughout the United States and he and his wife wintered in Arizonia for many years to be near their eldest daughter and family.
He is survived by two daughters and three sons-in-law, Janet and Dan Carter of Plymouth; Janene and Kent Bushey of Shelby; and James Leonhardt of Gilbert, AZ; six grandsons, John and Jeff Leonhardt of Mesa, AZ; Brian Carter of Dallas, TX; Alan, Scott and Aaron Bushey of Shelby; 5 great grandchildren, Jaquie, Broc, Jake, Cody, Kaitlyn and Andrew; a niece, Marilyn Snyder of Bellville; a nephew, Bill Lewis of Sandusky; one cousin, Ed Council of Michigan; and other relatives. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marcena (Fordem) Lewis in 1997; a daughter, Judith Leonhardt in 1998; a brother, William Lewis and a sister, Mildred Lewis.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth on Wednesday from 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the Plymouth First Prebyterian Church with Reverend Linda Heinaman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial expressions can be made to the Plymouth First Prebyterian Church.