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Robert L. "Butch" Lewis

June 13, 1947 April 7, 2019
Robert L. "Butch" Lewis
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Obituary for Robert L. "Butch" Lewis

ALEXANDRIA, IN- Robert L. “Butch” Lewis, 71, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 at Community Hospital in Anderson. His death was a result of the effects of being exposed to Agent Orange.

He was born on June 13, 1947 in Elwood to Bob and Pauline (McRoberts) Lewis and has lived in Alexandria for most of his lifetime. Butch was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High school-Class of 1965. He served in the United States Army Rangers in Viet Nam, D Company 151 Inf. Division. He later served with the Indiana National Guard for 13 years. He was all about God and his Country and facilitated the annual veteran’s Christmas Party at the Marion Veteran Administration Hospital for more than 20 years. He was a member of the AmVets, Michigan Post MI-0120. Butch retired from Delco-Remy in 1999 after 33 years of employment. He was the founder of the Alexandria Little League program approximately in 1973. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time spent with family and friends. Butch was a member of the former Morningside First Baptist Church of Muncie. He was currently a member of the Summitville First Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He had been a member and Past President of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club for more than 30 years, and was always involved with the 4-H Fair every year.

Survivors:
His loving wife of 49 years-Sue (Bogue) Lewis-married December 6, 1969
Son-Jason Lewis (Michelle Davis)-Alexandria
Daughter-Andrea (Anthony Rice)-Elwood
2 Brothers-Terry (Linda) Lewis-Alexandria, Randy (Terri Ramsey) Lewis-Fishers
Granddaughter-Summer Rice-Elwood
Grandson-Cian Rice-Elwood
Several nieces and nephews and countless friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-Troy Lewis, sister-Mary Ann Lewis

Services honoring Butch’s life and legacy will take place at 11:30 am on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria with Rev. Alex Beane officiating. Interment with military honors in the Veteran’s Administration Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria from 4 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday or on Thursday after 10 am prior to the services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes association, the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

Butch continued his unselfish life style by being a tissue donor after he passed away.

Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Butch and serve the Lewis family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

10

Apr

4:00 PM 4/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001

Owens Funeral Home
412 N Harrison St. Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Visitation

Thursday

11

Apr

10:00 AM 4/11/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 4/11/2019 11:30:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001

Owens Funeral Home
412 N Harrison St. Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Apr

11:30 AM 4/11/2019 11:30:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001

Owens Funeral Home
412 N Harrison St. Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Graveside

Thursday

11

Apr

1:00 PM 4/11/2019 1:00:00 PM
Marion National Cemetery

1700 East 38 Street, VA Medical Center
Marion, IN 46952

Marion National Cemetery
1700 East 38 Street, VA Medical Center Marion 46952 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Marion National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1700 East 38 Street, VA Medical Center
Marion, IN 46952

1700 East 38 Street, VA Medical Center Marion 46952 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parkinson Foundation

Indiana National Guard Relief Fund

711 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

American Diabetes Association

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