Donald E. Lewis passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Springfield Masonic Community. Born at home in Yellow Springs, Ohio on September 14, 1943, to the late R.H. (Red) Lewis and Claris (Alspaugh) Lewis. He began operating heavy equipment for his father’s excavating business by the age of 15 years, and continued until the time he retired. He served his country in the United States Army, having been stationed overseas. He was a 50 year plus member of the Yellow Springs Masonic Lodge #421, where he served in numerous capacities, including Past Master. Along with serving as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 8th District, he was also a member of the Antioch Shriners. He was known for his knowledge of the Masonic Lodge, as well as his willingness to offer assistance to anyone in need. He was also a 50 year plus member of the International Union of Operating Engineers #18, as well as being a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Lee Lewis. He is survived by his sister, Norma G. Lewis, son, Travis (Jenifer) Lewis, Kori (Jared) Whittaker, grandson, Devon Lewis, as well as lifelong friend, Gene Wyen, and ex-wife, Melodi Lewis. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends. He is sadly mourned by his dog-niece, Precious, whom he loved dearly.
Viewing will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 10:00-1:30 p.m., at the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home, Yellow Springs with Masonic Services to follow, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Donald’s honor.
Online expressions of sympathy may be left for the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com.