Wayne Lewis

September 03, 1959 ‒ July 26, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Wayne Lewis passed away Friday morning, July 26, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 59.

He was born September 3, 1959 in Mansfield to parents Dale & Kathleen (Snyder) Lewis. He graduated from Clear Fork High School with the class of 1978.

A beautiful young lady named Dawn Whatman caught his eye and the pair soon married on July 16, 1983.

Wayne worked for the telephone company in many different capacities over the years. He attended Mansfield Faith Assembly. When he would go on vacation with the family they would head to the Outer Banks where they would enjoy time by the beach and evening walks on the beach.

Wayne was a quiet, gentle man who loved his family. He was a “piddler” and enjoyed piddling in the yard, garage or basement. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes Football or watching his daughter’s or granddaughter’s sporting events. Once home he could be found sitting on the back patio listening to music, probably either 70’s or classic rock. But above all, when it came down to it, Wayne simply cherished time at home with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Dawn Lewis of Bellville; daughters Ashley (Jonathan) Barnett of Butler and Kayci Lewis of Bellville; sister Deb Smith of Bellville; step-sister Kim Roberts of Mount Gilead; step-brother Ron Flowers of Bellville; grandchildren Brinley and Brooke Barnett; nieces and nephews Stacy (Eric) Isbel, Tina Wise, Jeremey Shambaugh, April Wirick and Courtney Probst.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his stepmother Lois Lewis and sister Vicky Walton.

The Lewis family will receive friends Monday, July 29, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Wayne’s life will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. Rev. Donald L. Wilson will officiate.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Wayne’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace and understanding during this dark time in your life.

  • Dawn & family,
    So sorry for the loss of Wayne he was a kind & good hearted person we will always remember the many games of volleyball and being neighbors in our trailer park residents years. May the good Lord comfort you & give you all strength in this time of loss.
    Candy & John Beveridge

  • Dawn, Kacey, and Ashley you are all in my thoughts and prayer through this difficult time. Find strength from your memories of Wayne who was a kind ,quiet soul. When I think of Wayne I think of him as one of the good guys. The pain is over and he is with the rest of his family, find comfort in that. Fly high and rest in piece Wayne.

  • Dawn and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Wayne was a good guy, always spoke to you. Toni Fowler and family

  • Dawn and family,
    Wayne was my best friend in high school. I have great memories of him, too many to share now and some I shouldn’t share. Rocky, you probably know which stories I am referring to. He was always ready with a quick humorous remark when we were doing something stupid.

    My heart is saddend. We lost a good man today. My prayer is that God will give you peace, comfort and strength during this hard time.
    God bless you all.

    Gary Stegall

  • Dawn and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, May by the Grace of God you have Peace. My thoughts are with you. Kathy

  • Wayne and Dawn were the first friends I made when I moved home, such a kind man. Worthy of emulation. I will miss him. God bless the family.

  • Wayne was one of the best. He will be missed. It was always a pleasure working with Wayne as he had a thirst for knowledge. Bless the family as they lost a good man.

  • So sorry for your families loss. May God help guide you and help heal you during this tough time. Sincerely Henry an Debbie (Mills) Levingston

  • We send our sympathy to all of you at this sad time. Wayne was a pleasure to work with. He was always pleasant, thoughtful, and kind. Thank you for sharing him with us. We are all better for knowing him.

  • Dawn and Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss of Wayne, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God be with you all during this difficult time.

  • Dawn and family,
    I graduated from high school with Wayne and I am so very glad he was at our class reunion last June. I moved to Florida after we graduated and usually only saw Wayne at our reunions. But the video makes it obvious that his life was very blessed, full, and happy. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Beth Snyder Hardcastle

  • Dawn and family I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  • Dawn,and family,deepest sympathy to you all.
    praying for your and family.God bless.
    Roy and Dawn Peterson

  • Dawn:
    It’s been many years. I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I remember working with him at Sprint and you babysitting Josh. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  • We will miss this wonderful man. When you think of Gal. 5 v. 22-23 you can see those ‘fruit of the Spirt’ in what Wayne was; love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.
    Love thoughts and prayers, Don and Kathy Wilson

  • Dawn,and family,deepest sympathy to you all.
    praying for you and family.God bless.
    Roy and Dawn Peterson

  • I was sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. I worked with him at the phone company, and he was a good man.

  • Dawn & family,

    I am so very sorry for your great loss. The video was lovely and Wayne smiled all the time, evidence of a happy life. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.