WILLIAMSTOWN — Carlyle “Carl“ Lewis Sr., 82, passed away peacefully on the evening of July 3, 2019, at Woodridge Nursing Home, with loved ones by his side, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born on Jan. 17, 1937, in Duxbury to Harold and Ila Lewis, Carl attended school in Duxbury. Carl served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Carl was employed at the Vermont State Hospital, Gallagher Lumber, Hannaford’s (Howard's Market).
Carl loved spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, camping, dancing, old time country music, playing cribbage, dancing and John Wayne westerns. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, followed NASCAR racing and volunteered at Barre American Legion Post #10 where he was a 20+year member.
Carl married his wife, Gloria Dumont, on June 9, 1979, in Connecticut, where they lived until their return to Vermont in 1992. They made their home in Williamstown until Carlyle became a resident of Woodridge for the past four years.
Carl leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Gloria Lewis, of Williamstown; two sons Timothy Lewis (Kat), of South Carolina, Frank Lewis (Kristyn), of Connecticut; two daughters Melissa Holt (Travis), of Massachusetts, Beverly Flint, of Vermont; two stepchildren Bonnie Palmer (Brian) and Mark Flint (Sabrina), all of Vermont; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters Lorraine and Ada, of Vermont. He was predeceased by his youngest son, Carlyle Lewis Jr.; a granddaughter, Jennifer Perkins; two sisters Arlene and Rita; five brothers Lyle, Wayne, Gerald, Merle, Arland. In keeping with Carl’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or burial as he wanted to be cremated. There will be a fellowship where we invite everyone to join us in celebrating Carl’s life; it will take place at the American Legion Post #10 in Barre from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Donations can be made to the Woodridge Nursing Home Activities Fund or The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.