William Elmer Lewis, 78, of DeSoto entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Illinois. Mr. Lewis was a truck driver for Mattingly Lumber until he retired. He enjoyed woodworking, horses and fishing. He was a member of the Missouri Draft Horse Association and Teamsters. William was born on Monday, May 3, 1937 in Maralton, Arkansas to the late William L. and Vivian Lewis. His loving wife, Nellie C. (Modglin) Lewis preceded him in death August 18, 2015.
William is survived by two sons: Randy (wife, Kelly) Lewis of Festus and Danny Lewis of DeSoto; three brothers: Jerry Lewis of Grubville, MO, Cecil Lewis of Wardel, MO and Robert Lewis of Bragg City, Missouri; one sister, Mary from Giddeon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also preceeding him in death are three siblings: brothers: Eugene Lewis and Ernest Lewis and a sister, Helen.