Perry Warner Lewis

November 22, 2011

Perry Warner Lewis 90, of Frankfort, IN, passed away at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital following an extended illness. Born September 13, 1921 in Marshall, IL to the late Perry S. & Esther B. (Warner) Lewis. He married Elsie Ann Barry in Philadelphia, PA on December 18, 1948 and she survives. Mr. Lewis was a 1939 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, a 1939 graduate of Culver Summer School and a 1943 graduate of Wabash College, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He enlisted in the U S Army in 1943 and served in Hawaii as a supply officer for arms and supplies going to the South Pacific. He attained the rank of Lieutenant during his faithful service to our country during WWII. He had lived in Crawfordsville, IN and moved to Frankfort in 1956 when he purchased the Ford automobile dealership from Doug Scheid. Until he retired in the late 1990’s Perry was the owner operator of Lewis Ford Sales in Frankfort and was very active in the Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana. A member of the First Christian Church, he was past elder and past chairman of the board, a member of the Frankfort Rotary, was very active in the program to eradicate polio and was a Paul Harris Fellow, member of Symposiarchs where he was twice named Symposiarch of the year, was Past President of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, longtime board member of Citizen’s Savings Bank and was an eagle scout. An avid golfer and longtime member of the Frankfort Country Club he was instrumental in the golf course expanding from 9 to 18 holes in the 1960’s.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1p.m.until the time of service at the funeral home. Family Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be directed to the First Christian Church, Alzheimer’s Association, The Frankfort Rotary Club (For the Eradication of Polio) or charity of choice

Survived by:

Wife: Elsie Ann Lewis of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Elizabeth Lewis Dunlap (Husband Allen) of Dillon, CO and Susan B. Woods (Husband John) of Indianapolis 5 Grandchildren: Andrew James Dunlap, Jack Woods, Kate Woods, Perry C. Lewis and Abigail Lewis Extended Family: Chris (Ed) Niehaus and Gretchen Sheets

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Jane Lewis in 1954, son, Perry W. “Bill” Lewis on June 16, 1996, 2 brothers, John Lewis and Gene Lewis and sister, Anne Stoll


6 Condolences for “Perry Warner Lewis”

  1. Jim & Jan Reno Family November 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Perry, he was a good friend and will be missed by many.

  2. Jack & Connie Scheid November 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    From Florida, Connie and Jack Scheid extend our deepest sympathy to Perry’s family. Our families go back along way and we will miss our friend. God Bless Elsie, Elizabeth, and Susan.

  3. Mo & Mary Ann Morrison November 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Elsie Ann and family: This is to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Mo and Mary Ann Morrison (We will be in Bloomington Saturday afternoon and unable to speak to you personally at that time.)

  4. Ann & Terry Bruehl November 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Dear Mrs. Lewis, Susan, John, Jack & Kate –
    We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Lewis passing. We are thinking of you, and we pray that your favorite memories of your husband/father/grandfather will bring you smiles now and always.
    Warm Regards, Terry, Ann, Elizabeth & William Bruehl

  5. Pam Ray November 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Elsie, I just want you to know that I’m thinking about you and I am so sorry for the tragic thing that happened I’ll never forget Perry or you. I loved you both like my own family. Hope you come and see us from time to time. God Bless you and your children. Pam Ray, Laura Rose, and Cindy Pitcock

  6. Linda Randak November 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Lewis Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ed and Louise Randak are my in-laws and I have notified them of Mr. Lewis’ death. Louise sends her deepest sympathies to you all. Her son and my husband Steve died 8/23/11 after a year’s battle with glioblastoma. I just wanted to let you know we are thinking of your family at this difficult time. God bless you and my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Linda Randak

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