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Terry W. Lewis, 70, of Jeffersonville, IN, entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 7, 2018 with a huge smile and looking around for all his friends who got there before him.
He was born on November 28, 1947 to Thomas L. and Nina (Hitt) Lewis in Maysville, KY. He was a retired banker having started his career at the old Citizens Bank and Trust Company before moving to First Savings Bank as Vice President of Consumer Lending. He loved helping others with their financial needs. He served on many different community organizations including Leadership Southern Indiana, Jeffersonville Breakfast Optimist Club, YMCA, IVY Tech Board of Directors, and Jeffersonville Riverfront Celebrations Committee. He was a 32nd Degree Mason for the Jeffersonville Masonic Lodge, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the VFW, the American Legion, in Jeffersonville and Charlestown, IN, and the Clark County Casting and Conservation Club. He loved golfing, fishing, visiting friends at Bucky’s in New Washington; the VFW, the Eagles and the Legion. Friends were very important to Terry.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years Sandy Winnett Lewis; brother, Thomas L. Lewis (Rosemary); sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara (Winnett) and Jim Mead, and Linda (Winnett) and Steve Allen; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Mead Wilcox (Robin), Stacy Cottrell (Chad), Amy Moss (Matthew), and Tommy Lewis (Lora); great-niece, Maddie Wilcox; godson, Ben Meyer; goddaughter, Tempie Routh; several great-nephews; and other family members. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Terry always said when he died he wanted two things: to be cremated and to have a big party. To honor his wishes a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Kye’s II in Jeffersonville from 5pm to 8pm. All friends and family members are invited to join his family in remembering all of the good times, drinking some beer, and laughing. As Terry insisted, cremation was chosen with Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling the arrangements.
The family would like to thank all the emergency medical personnel and the neighbors in Bethlehem who attended to Terry at the accident scene. A very personal thanks goes to Emilee Holloway who first came upon the accident and performed CPR on Terry until medical personnel arrived.
Terry loved children and animals. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to be sent to the son of a dear friend. Colby Russ was born with SMA, a debilitating neurological disorder. Contributions can be mailed to: Colby Russ in C/O Amy Russ, 1506 Belmar Drive, Louisville, KY 40213, or donations can be made to the contributor’s favorite animal charity.