Samuel Lee Lewis 1938 - 2010 Lawrence
Funeral service for Samuel Lee Lewis, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Worden Cemetery.
Mr. Lewis died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 28, 1938, in Senatobia, Miss., the son of Arnot Lee and Mary Frances Brandon Lewis.
He retired Nov. 30, 1977, as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, and had served during Vietnam.
He was a member of the Worden United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in De Soto, American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, Mount Oread Aerie 309, FOE, and the Disabled American Veterans.
He retired from Kansas University in 2005 from the Department of Housing Ekdahl Dining Services.
He married Coleen Breithaupt on Nov. 27, 1999, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include seven daughters, LuAnn Lewis and partner Bridgett, Topeka, Frances Paap and husband Keith, Excelsior, Minn., Terry Alkire, Coon Rapids, Minn., Kathryn Cummins, Oskaloosa, Tamra Weems and husband Mark, Ozawkie, Jamie Mann, Lawrence, and Shannon Mann and husband Brad, Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Cassie, Vinnie, McKenzie, Sam, Easton, Kristopher, Brandon, Landon, Chloe and Braxton; one sister, Barbara J. Barnes, Inverness, Fla.; and four brothers, Alfred L. and Robert P., both of South Haven, Miss., Phillip W., Senatobia, Miss., and Richard L., Arkabutla, Miss.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Christopher, January 1988.
The family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the VFW in De Soto, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.