Paul R. Lewis, 81

Paul R. Lewis, 81, of Wabash, passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Wabash Parkview Hospital. 

He was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Vanlear, Ky., to Clyde and Clara (Morgan) Lewis. 

Paul married Thelma Martin on August 10, 1991; Paul retired from General Tire in Wabash then worked for Yohe Reality in Wabash. He served in the United States Army. He attended Emanuel Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of the Kentucky Cornel Association, Hanna Masonic Lodge in Wabash, and Shriner/Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne.
Paul is survived by his wife, Thelma, of Wabash; two daughters, Paula (Scott) Hunsberger, of Churubusco, Indiana and Erica (George) Gebhart of Albion, Indiana; one step son, Kenneth Music (Margot Morgan) of Peru, Indiana; and one step daughter, Rose (Douglas) Staats of Wabash. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters and one step son Allen Music.

Visitation and funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Terry Hinds officiating.  Burial will be at Friends Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association in care of McDonald Funeral Home.

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, have been trusted with Paul Lewis’s final arrangements.

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Posted on 2021 Sep 29