83 year old Robert Earl Lewis of Alexandria, a retired rural carrier, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Wilson County and was a member and Elder of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Lewis was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany, France, and Belgium. He was a 50 year member of the Alexandria Lodge #175, a Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Eastern Star #417, American Legion, and charter member of the Alexandria Lion's Club. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Jennings and Mamie Allen Lewis; and an infant sister. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Atwood Lewis of Alexandria. One son, Greg and his wife Sallie Lewis of Brentwood. A daughter, Lisa and her husband Stan Duke of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Anne and her husband George Lawton of Alabama, Mary Lewis of California, Daniel Lewis of Brentwood, and Tyler Duke and Weston Duke both of Knoxville. Four sisters, Dorothy and her husband Earl West and Annette and her husband Perry Elrod all of Murfreesboro, Linda and her husband Bob Fuston of Smithville, and Betty Lattimore of Liberty. Two brothers, Clyde and his wife Julia Mai Lewis of Alexandria and Hartford and his wife June Lewis of Lebanon. Sixteen nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, the Alexandria Library, or to Lazarus House Hospice, Incorporated.
Robert Earl Lewis
Jul 18 2006