William “Bill” Henry Lewis Jr., 87, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Wesley Towers, Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson.
He was born February 9, 1927 in Hutchinson, KS, the son of William and Irene Errett Lewis. He was a 1945 graduate of St. John High School and a 1950 graduate of Kansas State University. A resident of Hutchinson since 1991, having moved from St. John, he was a retired farmer/stockman.
On January 29, 1949 he married Gloria Witt. She died October 26, 1990. He married Kris Mitchell on September 5, 1991 in Sedona, AZ. She died October 6, 2014.
He was a member of Trinity Community Church, Hudson; Phi Delta Theta; Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite, and Median Temple, Wichita.
Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela & Alan Peitsch, Georgetown, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory & Susan Lewis, St. John; grandchildren, Christopher & Kelly Peitsch, Joshua Lewis and Megan & Jeff Barney; Great-grandchildren, Dajon, Kenyon and Lily Barney.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Beth Humphreys.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 2:30pm Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Minnis Chapel, St. John with Pastor Jim Dillon presiding, burial will follow in the Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Wesley Towers, Hospice of Reno County or Salvation Army, in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.