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William "Bill" Ray Lewis, 92, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday (Nov. 23, 2017) at his residence.
He was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Fairmont, a son of the late Howard R. and Melva Enoch Lewis.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty May Hoult. in 2015.
Bill was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Fairmont. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He retired in 1978 with more than 23 years with the Fairmont City Fire Department as a firefighter. He also worked with T&L Wheeling and Thorne's Hardware and driving cars for Urse Dodge.
Bill was always smiling and never knew a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him and acquired many nicknames including: "Skin Head," "The Bald Man," "Curly," "Whistling Pete" and "The Joke Teller." Bill was a member of the V.F.W. No. 629 of Fairmont and the "Y-Squares" square-dancing group. He enjoyed fishing at his cabin on the Buckhannon River. Bill dedicated his life to caring for his wife Betty, the love of his life, throughout their marriage.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie and her husband Robert Roupe of Fairmont; granddaughter, Leslie; and great-granddaughters, Emily and Elaina.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Natalie Nicole Noechel, and his twin sisters, Pauline Kohl and Geraldine Raikes.
Friends and family may visit from 2-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Reverend Junius Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 25, 2017
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