Reginald G. Lewis, Sr., 84, of Oakville, died Thursday, February 9, 2012, at his home.
Lewis was born January 24, 1928 in Southbury, son of the late Myron and Fanny (Vogelbach) Lewis. He grew up in Southbury and resided in Oakville for the past 10 years, previously living most of his life in Sandy Hook.
He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and Good Shepherd Lodge in New Milford. Being a carpenter by trade, Lewis enjoyed woodworking. He retired from Church Hill Builders in Woodbury and worked most of his life with his brother Elmer in Bethel. Lewis was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He leaves two sons, Reginald G. Lewis, Jr. and Michael I. Lewis, both of Oakville; three daughters, Brenda A. Coffin and her husband Stephen of Danbury, Rosemary A. Stevenson and her husband Jeff of Danbury, Lisa Mae Yurtsever of North Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Elmer Lewis and his wife Lucille of Danbury; four sisters, Helen Jurgens of Oxford; Doris E. Lewis and Betty Chapman, both of Southbury; Inez Ely and her husband Dwight of Ladson, S.C.; a sister in-law Grace Lewis; 13 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Lewis, and two brothers in-law, Alfred Jurgens and Robert Chapman.
Memorials: Contributions may be made to Camp Neofa P.O. Box 101, Liberty, ME 04949.
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home in Southbury
Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Munson-Lovetere of Southbury
Cemetery: Pine Hill Cemetery