SIKESTON - Frank "Diesel Doctor" Lewis, 80, died Jan. 16, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Nov. 5, 1927, in Potosi, to the late Omer E. and Irene Rector Lewis, he was owner and operator of Frank's Truck Repair for 28 years. He previously was a diesel mechanic for Cooney Equipment Co. and Saunder's Leasing Co. He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church and previously belonged to the Smith Avenue Church of God. He served as Sunday school superintendent for both.
On Oct. 2, 1956, in Kewanee, he married Daisy Harp, who survives.
Other survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Linda Lewis of Midlothian, Va., Nelson and Kendra Lewis of Sikeston, Jerry and Lisa Lewis of Morley and Glenn and Jennifer Lewis of Sikeston; one daughter, Sara Freeman of Oran; three brothers, Everett Lewis of Harker Heights, Texas, Emmett Lewis of Russell, Ky. and Melvin Lewis; three sisters, Carolyn Patterson of Advance, Wilma Hailey of Sikeston and Blanch Sturgeon of Charleston; and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Bill Martin, pastor of New Beginnings Church, will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. Doug Sikes, pastor of the Church of Morley.
Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Tom Harp, David Payne, Kenny Harp, Jerod Dockins, Paul Hughes and Bob Wey.