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Donald Lewis

March 8, 2013
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   Mr. Donald "Smiley"  Lewis, 85 of Quincy died at 11:30 a.m. Friday (March 8, 2013) in his home.

   Born May 2, 1927 in Oakwood, Missouri, He was the son of Charles and Ruby Alyne Fisk Lewis. He married Elta "Sue" McDannald on December 7, 1948 in Meredosia, Illinois celebrating 61 years of marriage before preceding him in death on June 16, 2010.

    Smiley enjoyed playing bingo, going to the boat, stock car and sprint car races, and especially loved just hanging out with the car dealers, at the car lots and at the garages. He belonged to the Machinist Local Union No. 822 for 35 years.

   Donald was employed as a machinist at Colt Industries for 37 1/2 years retiring in 1992. After his retirement he enjoyed delivering automobile parts and drove cars back from St. Louis for the local automobile dealerships.

   Survivors include a son, Jeff Lewis (Cheryl) of Kenner, LA; three daughters Linda Cramsey, Donna Lewis and Anita Vaughn (Blaine)  and a daughter in law, Connie Lewis all of Quincy; twenty two grandchildren; several great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; a brother in law, Mitchell Smith of Havana, IL; two sisters, Bonita Rodberg (Eric) of Quincy, Barbara Miller of Camp Point and a  sister in law, Gladys Lewis of Omaha, NE. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

  Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue; a son, Ronald Lewis; a granddaughter, Glenda Peters; a brother, Lloyd Lewis and a daughter in law, Christina Sue Lewis.

   Graveside services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 in the Benville Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 until 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
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