Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Timothy D. Lewis

Timothy D. Lewis, age 62, of Mansfield, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Tim was born March 30, 1958 in Shelby and was a 1977 graduate of Plymouth High School. In high school, Tim was a member of the FFA where he showed cattle and a love for farming was sparked. He was also proud to be a member of the State Champion Cross Country Team where he remains a record holder. Following high school, Tim served his country in the United States Marine Corps and later in the Ohio Air National Guard 200th RED HORSE Squadron.

Tim enjoyed work of any kind and could do anything he put his mind to. If he did not know how to do something at first, he would quickly learn. For many years he was employed at Phillips Manufacturing in Shelby prior to a 28-year career at “the Tuby”, ArcelorMittal. Outside of his daily job, he had a multitude of side jobs which he thoroughly enjoyed including, but not limited to helping numerous friends farm, landscaping, tree farming, and detailing. He absolutely loved to mow grass and similarly enjoyed gardening. Cars were also a passion, noting that cars were his “garage art”, and he enjoyed flipping many over the years into pristine condition and making them perfect. Tim was proud to have been a double lung transplant recipient in 2017 which gave him three and a half years of quality life which he truly cherished. He was a man of strong faith, who loved telling others about the Lord.

On July 5, 2008, he married Robyn (Kegley) Lewis and she survives. Also surviving are his children: Matt (Katie) Lewis of Galion, Shannon (Aaron) Lesher, and Ryan Combs (Olivia Claypool) both of Lexington, KY; 5 grandsons: Austin, Dalton, Tanner, Grady, and Boone; his mother: Sue Carol (Apger) Lewis; siblings: Carol Akers, Steve (Melanie) Lewis, Danny (Jill) Lewis), and David (Joyce) Lewis; brother-in-law: Joe Kegley; and nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jackie Dale Lewis, and his first wife, Kathleen Marie (Cramer) Lewis in 1992.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10 am. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail at the funeral home with burial following in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Pastor Mike Rogers, of the Church of God on North Trimble Road in Mansfield where Tim had attended, will officiate the services. Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks when attending.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Vanessa (Fagan) Kurtz says:

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Amanda Argo says:

    Matt and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you.

  3. Michael Courtright says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. I will always cherish the memories that we created together. May the Lord comfort all who knew Tim in this time of great sadness.

  4. Shawn Burkhart says:

    So sorry to hear about Tim passing. Our prayers go out to all of Tim’s family. Going to miss you cousin. R.I.P

  5. Esta Polachek says:

    To the entire Lewis family, I am so sad to hear this. I send my Love and Prayers to you all.

  6. David says:

    Sorry for the loss of Tim. very nice man
    Prayers for the family

  7. JB & Barbara Spencer says:

    Always enjoyed talking to Tim. A great loss & a dear friend

  8. Jennifer Pry says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was a wonderful person and I have very fond memories of him.

  9. Dale Spencer says:

    Tim was always a friend to me. He lived close to me for many years. We often rode together to work when we were on the midnight shift. I will always cherish our times that we spent together.

  10. Richard Seymour says:

    I was shocked to get this sad news from Coach James earlier this week. That said, a number of us will forever hold those precious memories of running cross country together in the 1970s. Practices and meets were physically rough, but the successful results have resulted in a lifetime of great memories. That includes all of us “Shiloh kids” of the teams, among them Tim, Steve, Brett, Guy, Larry, and others (plus Tim N & Jim S from 1971).

    My sympathy to the entire Lewis family in this time of grief. Tim will be greatly missed. Bless you all.

    Richard Seymour
    Muncie, IN

  11. Teresa Perseitz and family says:

    Robin, we are so sorry to hear about Tim’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  12. The Littles says:

    We are so sorry about sweet Tim. We loved him very much and cherish the time we spent with him. He was a wonderful man. Our prayers and love are with all of you. ❤

  13. Carla DeWitt says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. Much love and prayers go out to Aunt Sue, Carol, Steve, David, and Dan. Matt and family, please know that I can’t imagine the loss you are feeling right now. Robyn, I extend my deepest sympathies.

    Carla DeWitt

  14. Lynn Lewis says:

    So sorry to hear about Tims passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you Robin, and the rest of the family during this time, sincerely Lynn R Lewis

  15. Angela Justice says:

    Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  16. Holly Korbas says:

    I was so sorry to learn that Tim had passed. I had so many special times with him and all the guys who ran cross country. What a special time we had! I got to know him better through my friendship with Kathy. He will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers go out to all the Lewis family for their loss.

  17. Dave & Debbie Seaman says:

    We are very sad to hear about the passing of Tim. He was a great person and will be missed by so many. We will be praying for the whole family and you have our deepest sympathies.

  18. Wilma Ammons says:

    David and Joyce. So sorry for your loss. Don’t have an address nor phone number for you. Love and prayers.

  19. Mary Humbert Winkler says:

    My heart goes out to your family during this time as you mourn the loss of Tim. Our prayers continue as the days and weeks go by that God will ease the pain and replace it with comfort and bring good memories to mind to make you smile and remember. God be with you and keep you all in his care. You are loved.

  20. M Keene says:

    I was really sorry to read about Tim’s Passing. I worked with him several years ago. Anytime I would run into him he always had a smile on his face and kind words to say. Prayers for the family.

  21. Jake Lyons says:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  22. Bill Sutter says:

    My heart sank upon hearing of Tim’s passing. We rarely crossed paths for years now, but I have many fond memories of shared experiences beginning in 4th grade, to running track & cross country, and “enjoying” boot camp together. Tim was both an inspiration and a good friend. He certainly proves the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My prayers for your whole family.

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