Oliver “Gene” Lewis, 84, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Jane Padgett Lewis; wife, Maxine Passmore Lewis; infant son, Scotty Lewis; brothers: John “T-Bone” Lewis and James “Nelse” Lewis; and sisters: Mary Ellen Moore and Betty Lewis.
Survivors include his son, Steve Lewis and wife, Patsy, of Benton; grandsons: David Lewis and wife, Melanie, and Denis Lewis and wife, Jamie, all of Benton; great-grandchildren: Conner Lewis, Haley Crabtree, Gena Lewis, Caiden Lewis and Alaina Lewis; brothers: Houston Lewis of Strawberry Plains and Franklin Lewis and Larry “Diddle” Lewis, both of Benton.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 12, 2013, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Firestone officiating.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Benton Memorial Gardens, with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lewis family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.