In Memory

Vernon H. Lewis - Class Of 1935

Vernon H. Lewis

Birth: Oct. 18, 1917
Carroll County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 2010

Vernon H. Lewis, 92, Zionsville, died January 28, 2010. A native Hoosier, he was born the son of the late Quinn and Vernabell Lewis in Delphi, Indiana in 1917.

Vernon's exposure to his father's automotive business during his youth influenced his decision to study engineering. He graduated from Purdue in 1939. He was a design and administrative engineer with the J.D. Adams Company and Letourneau Westinghouse for 27 years. The Allison Transmission Division of General Motors, where Vernon worked for 17 years, was his final place of employment.

Prior to WWII, Vernon was a pilot in the Army Air Force. During the war, he served in the US Navy as Chief Engineer on the USS 119 Rocket Support Ship.

After retiring, Vernon remained busy. He designed the house in which he and his family lived. Vernon and his son built a sport airplane. He was an avid traveler, covering all but 3 states and visiting many places in Canada.

Vernon was preceded in death by his wife Aletha , their son Tony, and Vernon's sister, Mary Rusk. He is survived by daughter-in-law Nancy Lewis and grandchildren Alexandria, Benjamin, and Sarah Lewis. Niece Sybil (Al) Fickle and nephew Ed Rusk (Phyllis) also survive.

Services entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Zionsville Funeral Center.

Family links:
Quinn S. Lewis (1892 - 1964)
Vernabelle Lewis (1898 - 1981)

Zionsville Cemetery
Boone County
Indiana, USA