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George Thomas Lewis

June 3, 1937 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 82)

George Thomas Lewis, 82, passed away at 3:08 AM, Friday, June 28, 2019 at his residence in Champaign, IL. 


George was born June 3, 1937 in Urbana, IL, a son of Burt and Jennie Lewis.  He married Sharon Jarvis on March 27, 1975 in Urbana.  George served in the United State Navy from 1955-1959.  George owned and operated BEST, Inc., a medical, dental and lab equipment company in Savoy, IL, for many years. 


He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Laurie(Russ) Barbee of Bement, IL, a grandson, Shane(Kendra) Barbee of Monticello, IL, a great granddaughter, Mallory Barbee of Monticello, a loving “sister”-in law, Terrie(Bob) Halberstadt of Champaign, and his “son” by choice, Bob(Terre)Smith of Monticello, and our “choice” grandchildren, Katie(Stephen) Mills of St. Joseph, IL and their daughter, Reagan, Kyle Smith of Carbondale, IL and several nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by many old friends too numerous to name.


George was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Hubert Woolen and a sister, Betty Reedy.


As per his wishes, cremation rites have been extended.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society or Carle Hospice.  Condolences may be offered at

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