Douglas Leon Lewis

Douglas Leon Lewis, age 57, of Adrian, formerly of Tecumseh, passed away September 2, 2012.Douglas was born May 25, 1955 in Tecumseh, Michigan, the son of Leon and Alice (Osburn) Lewis. On July 3, 2000, he married Paula Cooley and she survives. He was a 1973 graduate of Tecumseh High School. For 36 years he was employed at Lenawee Fuels in Tecumseh retiring July, 2012.Farming was his passion and he enjoyed bowling in his younger years.In addition to his wife, Paula, Doug is survived by his parents; son, Brad (Danielle) Lewis; grandsons, Tristan and Dominic Lewis; brother, Dan Lewis; sisters, Kathy (Nate) Smith and Beth Lewis and the mother of his son, Betsy (Purkey) Hortenberry.He was preceded death by his grandparents.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Rev. Karen Zurakowski officiating. Burial will follow in Raisin Presbyterian Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be used according to their wishes. Condolences may be made online at

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