William “Bill” Russell Lewis, 85, of Ringgold, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was a long time member of Center Grove Baptist Church, where he was a usher and greeter for many years. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army and was a retired machinist from Aztec Industries.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arden and Anna Lewis; beloved wife, Sarah Francis Lewis; daughter, Rose Marie Lewis Dobbins; sons, William Russell Lewis, Jr., David Lewis, Tyler Lewis and Jesse Wayne Coley; siblings, Stanley Lewis, Clarence “Port” Lewis, Ernest “Vic” Lewis, Pauline Lewis Pennington, Margaret Lewis and Robert Claypool; and two grandchildren, David Kuchenmifker and Jason Scott.
He is survived by children, Michael LeBron Ellis, Richard Lamar Coley, Ronald “Dexter” Coley, Brenda Hudson and Ernest Marvalen Coley; two siblings, Ida Ruth Lewis Black and Henry Lewis; 25 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and all day Wednesday and Thursday until hour of service at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 19 at noon in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor David Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Boydston Cemetery with military honors.
Visit the online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home-Ft. Oglethorpe.