Coleman “Gary” Lewis Jr.

Coleman “Gary” Lewis Jr.
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Coleman “Gary” Lewis Jr., 83, of New Minden, IL, born April 28, 1933, in St. Louis, MO, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, IL.

Mr. Lewis worked as an inspector for General Motors Corp. for 33 years.  He was a hard worker who enjoyed hand-tooled leatherwork in his spare time.  He also enjoyed remote-controlled airplanes.  Gary was a friend to all and was known for his good sense of humor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher J. Lewis; and his parents, Coleman Sr. and Ethel, nee McCarver, Lewis.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Susan J., nee Wittlich, Lewis, whom he married on November 3, 1972;
a son, Timothy (Lisa) Lewis of Hillsboro, MO;
two grandchildren, Katy and James;
three great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Mary Lewis of Cape Girardeau, MO,
and Kathy (David) Maynard of Tennessee;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, May 14, at the funeral home, with Gary’s nephew, Rev. Dr. Shawn Wasson, officiating.


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