Steve Lewis, ‘Nearly Famous’, age 74 of Lima, passed at 2:08 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 21, 1944 in Norwood, Ohio to the late Stephen and Madella Aust Lewis.
Stephen graduated Norwood High School. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. He started out being an accountant and then spent over 25 years being an on air announcer with T-102 radio. He was a golden glove boxer in the Welter weight class, winning the Golden Gloves in 1962.
Surviving are 2 daughters – Stephanie (Jeff) Schmidt of Dallas, Texas; Kathryn Lewis of Lima; 5 grandchildren – Josilyn, Tierre, Esse, Reiller, Destin, a son-in-law – Mario Wilkins of Lima; 2 former wives – Rosilyn Menendez Lewis of Tampa, FL; and Marcia Wicker Lewis of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a brother – Terry Lewis.
Funeral services will begin 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Military Rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church.