Edgar A. “Ed” Lewis, age 92, of Jasper, Indiana, and formerly from Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born October 19, 1927, in Lawrence County, Indiana, to George W. and Susie (Quinn) Lewis. He married Joyce Lindley on April 14, 1984, in Lost River Township. They were the last couple married by Reverend Lloyd Butler.
He was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1945, served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Gypsum, in Shoals, following 31 years of service.
Edgar loved to hunt foxes, mushrooms, and ginseng, enjoyed horse trail riding, and raised and trained Registered Quarter Horses. His favorite story to tell was riding to school in a covered wagon on an old muddy road, pulled by horses on Emmons Ridge. “He could have walked but loved the ride.”
Survivors include his wife; one son, David Lewis and Rebecca, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Brenda Kaiser and husband Rodney, of Bedford; and Janet Stroud, of Shoals; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Judy Woosley and husband Richard, of French Lick; one brother, James “Jim” Lewis and wife Shirley, of Lost River; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donald Lewis; one brother, Gerald Lewis; and two sisters, Pauline Hodson and Faye Hall.
No Service was planned. Burial will be made in the Spring Hill Cemetery, at Shoals, at a later date.
The Queen-Lee Chapel, in Shoals, of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Home, was in charge of the arrangements.