Charles L.'s Story
Charles L. "Chuck" Lewis Sr., Jackson Center (Worth Township), passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at 1:22 a.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, in the emergency room of Grove City Medical Center. He was 77.
Born Jan. 27, 1940, in Allegheny County, Md., he was a son of Elmer E. and Hazel A. Williams Lewis.
Mr. Lewis grew up and was educated in Cumberland, Md.
He was of the protestant faith.
Over the years he had worked at various auto repair businesses in the area and for over 20 years owned and operated Chuck Lewis Auto Repair in Jackson Center from which he retired in 2000. He then took a job as the maintenance manager with Slippery Rock Salvage/PSC Metals of Slippery Rock and retired again in 2015.
Chuck loved the outdoors and enjoyed traveling with his wife Carolyn and especially enjoyed their trip to Alaska. He loved to fish and had many fish stories about Crawfish Lake in Omak, Wash., including watching the soaring bald eagles come to feed at the lake. He also enjoyed hunting, gun-smithing and woodworking.
He was a member of Lodge 603, Free and Accepted Masons, Grove City; New Castle Consistory with Scottish Rites, Zem Zem Shrine, Erie and the Mercer County Wheel Patrol. Also, he enjoyed working with old equipment and was an original member of the Mercer County Antique Power Association.
He enjoyed people and was always welcoming others into his home. He was known for his generosity and helping those in need. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always a loving husband and father and taught his children to be resilient.
His wife, the former Carolyn J. Gatewood, whom he married May 15, 1974, survives at home, also surviving are six daughters: Elma DeCarmine, Warren, Pa.; Vicky Lewis, Franklin, Pa.; Beverly (Richard) Stover, Oil City, Pa.; Sandy (Steve) Woge, Hermitage; Heather Ryan, Nashville, Tenn., and Melissa Lewis, Jackson Center; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother Jack Lewis, Sr., Hope Mills, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.
He was prececed in death by hjis parents; two sons: Charles L. Lewis Jr. and Michael D. Lewis; two sisters, Ruth Black and Elma Fletcher; and two brothers, James Lewis and Elmer "Tink" Lewis.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16505.
Charles L. "Chuck" Sr., 77, of Jackson Center.
Service: A Celebration of Life Service to share memories and stories of Chuck's life for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (6-17-17) in the Burnworth Center of the New Lebanon Community Church, 4166 Mercer Street, Sandy Lake.
Interment: Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Arrangements entrusted by SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Published on June 13, 2017