William Edward Reginald Lewis

William Edward Reginald Lewis, age 81, of Tecumseh, passed away September 10, 2013.William was born March 11, 1932 in Detroit, Mich., the son of John and Phyllis (Taylor) Lewis.On January 19, 1957 he married Bernice Minch in Redford, Mich., and she preceded him in death February 4, 2012. For 50 years he was a journeyman plumber for Plumbers Local 98, retiring in 1985. One of his loves was woodworking, but his greatest love was singing with his family.William is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Garry) Coffman and Karen (Matt) Horvath; sisters, Phyllis Lewis and Florence Lewis; grandchildren, Greg, Justin (Ashley), Jason, Lindsay (Jon) and Kerri and great grandchildren, Ashley, Adrienne and Benjamin. In addition to his wife, Bernice, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard and brother, Norman.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Rev. Chris Cadwallader officiating. Military honors will be performed by the Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard Team. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh at a later date.Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. also Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 preceding the service at 2 p.m. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.

Tecumseh Herald


110 E. Logan St.
P.O. Box 218
Tecumseh, MI 49286

Email Us


Latest articles

  • Pictured at the groundbreaking are Hickman family members (l-r) Cindy and Alan Hickman, Reagan Boyse, Stephanie Hickman Boyse, Sally and Steve Hickman, Tracy Hickman and Chad Munger, Annabelle Burg, Julie Hickman Burg, and Shelley and Dave Hickman. Not pictured are two brothers, Mark (Christine) and Ross Hickman. Photo by: Kerry Hamilton Smith

    Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:06pm
  • Ken Roberts (l) and his dad, Al, pictured at Lone Oak Properties of Red Mill Pond. Photo by: Jim Lincoln

    Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:05pm
  • Pictured (l-r) are Barry and Linda Seidel with new owners of the consignment store Tammy and Jamie Drouillard. Photo by: Kerry Hamilton Smith

    Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:04pm

Please Login for Premium Content