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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Cleo Glenn Lewis 1909-2008

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Cleo Glenn “Bill” Lewis, 98, of Oklahoma City, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Durant. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Comanche (Okla.) Funeral Home Chapel with Dale Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today, with the family receiving guests from 6 to 7 p.m.; and from 9 a.m. to service time on Friday. Cleo was born May 9, 1909, in Flat, Coryll County, Texas, to Thomas and Carrie Maddox Lewis. He moved to Stephens County with his dad in 1921. He married Opal Sloan on Sept. 4, 1928, in Duncan. In 1943, they moved to Oklahoma City. Cleo worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 29 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Capitol Hill Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Travis Eugene Lewis and his wife, Emma Jane, of Blanchard; a daughter, Patsy Ann Saunders and her husband, Jim, of Durant; four brothers: Joe Lewis and his wife, Libby, of Lovington, N.M., Lester Lewis and his wife, Estelene, of Duncan, Dale Lewis and his wife, Helen, of Breckenridge, Texas, and Ernest Lewis and his wife, Susan, of Dardanelle, Ark.; a sister, Leatrice Cash and her husband, Loyd, and a brother-in-law, Shelby Myers, all of Oklahoma City; five grandsons and three granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in 2005 by his loving wife of 76 years, Opal Estelle Lewis; a daughter, Glenna, and son-in-law, Bud Ford; his parents, Carrie Maddox and Thomas Lewis; his stepmother, Lillian Lasater; and two special sisters, Nelda Myers and Virginia Juanita Maxey.

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