Chester “Earl” Lewis Wednesday, May 31, 1944 – Thursday May 11, 2017

Chester “Earl” Lewis age 72, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Gibson General Hospital located in Princeton. Earl was born on Wednesday, May 31, 1944, in St Albans W.V. to Lyndelle and Gladys (Grass) Lewis both of which precede.
Earl was a self employed restaurant owner and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton and also the local Eagles.
Earl is survived by 3 daughters; Julie (Brent) Palmer of El Cajone, CA, Autumn (Brian) Jones of Essex Junction, VT and Sherry Lewis of Tampa, FL. Other survivors include 3 sisters; Bertha (Gary) Smith of Owensville, IN, Betty (Neal) Newton of Oakland City, IN and Pepper Collins of Princeton, IN, and 1 grandson Zach Frauenthal.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers Charles and Bill Lewis. The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home with arrangements.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 15, 2017 at Doyle Funeral Home located at 520 S. Main St. in Princeton, IN 47670 with Rev. Father Bernie Etienne officiating. Internment will take place in White Church Cemetery of Princeton.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 2:00 P.M.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
Condolences may be left online at or the funeral home Facebook page. For more information call 812-385-4334.


9 thoughts on “Chester “Earl” Lewis Wednesday, May 31, 1944 – Thursday May 11, 2017

  1. Judy Moore

    I am so sorry for your loss. I visited Earl the day before he passed, not sure how, but he still had those smiling eyes, he will be missed.

  2. Jamie White

    I’m sadden to hear about Earl but he was a good man and he will be surely missed by everyone that knew and loved him. 🙁 R.I.P Earl

  3. Betty Ayers

    My best friend, I was employed with him for 17 years. Everyday, the majority of my day was spent in his company. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Julie owen

    So sad,he was a good neighbor to my mom and dad for 16 years. I can picture him and daddy sitting in a chair some where seeing who can tell the biggest story.

  5. Chris (Burgess) McDonald

    I have such fond memories of cousin Earl. Ninth street Princeton has surely changed a lot through the years…houses and relatives gone…but I thank God for all of the great times, great food, and great fun! I will not be able (because of work schedule) to attend services and will miss the chance to see you all and hear of all that Earl meant to so many people. He loved and was loved. God bless and comfort you all.

  6. Eva Jo Lanman Hall

    Earl was such a good friend. We spoke often and visited when I got home for a day. Always ready to listen, cheer, encourage or comfort if needed. More than willing to tease and make one smile. He will be missed. Rest, my friend.


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