Obituary of William "Bill" Lewis
William “Bill” Ray Lewis, 92, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 7, 1925 in Fairmont, WV, 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 over 23 years with the Fairmont City Fire Department as a firefighter. He also worked with T&L Wheeling, Thornes 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. #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 the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2PM until 8PM, and on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 11AM until 2PM. The funeral will be held in the funeral home on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2PM with Reverend Junius Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.