Phillip “Ray” Lewis
May 22, 1962 ‒ March 27, 2016
Phillip “Ray” Lewis passed away suddenly Sunday morning, March 27, 2016 in OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 53.
He was born May 22, 1962 in Mansfield to parents Gordon Douglas Jr. and Chloie (Sparks) Lewis. After he graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1980, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army. Phil entered the service in 1983, where he was then stationed in Germany, and honorably discharged in 1986.
Hardworking, loyal, fun loving, and having a true love for his family and friends are what best describe the kind of person Phil was. The love that he carried for his family was indescribable and the hugs that he delivered will never be forgotten. Phil always said that his proudest moments were when he was surrounded by his children.
In spare time, he enjoyed riding his Harley, taking long rides with Tina, and reconnecting with his brother at H.O.G. Rallies. Phil also took pleasure in collecting antiques, and had a true eye for items that a normal person might not have seen value in. Phil most recently worked as the road supervisor for Butler Township, was a long time member of the Plymouth American Legion Post #447 and a H.O.G. member since 2004.
He is survived by his loving wife Tina Lewis of Shiloh, whom he married October 2, 2004; children Phillip R. (Jess) Lewis Jr., Barbara (Corey Fugitt) Lewis, Kristi (Josh) Davis, Jessica (Earl Lester) Lewis, Linsey (Wesley Barnett) Lewis, and Stephanie Lewis; grandchildren Patrick & Dakota Griefenstine, Joshua Jr. & Xander Davis, Jaelyn & Bryson Lewis, Paisley & Chloie Barnett; siblings Earl Douglas Lewis, Francene (Roger) Porter, and Becky (Chester) Ball; uncles Junior Bellomy, and Homer Sparks; special nephew Ryan Porter; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends Jim & Deb Holloman.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, brother Timothy Eugene Lewis and niece Tammy Hoover.
His family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Finefrock Chapel Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Craig Stone will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park with the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad performing military honors.
Contributions in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Phil’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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