Lewis Clyde Bales, 79, Cloverdale, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Born April 21, 1933, in Washington Township of Putnam County, he was the son of Leis A. and Sylvia Blanche (Akins) Bales, and wa a graduate of Roachdale High School "class of 1951."
He married Kathleen Williams Bales Dec. 11, 1953, and she survives.
Lewis had served in the United States Navy, serving from 1951-53, during the Korean War.
He retired Jan. 31, 1985, from Allison's Turbine in Indianapolis after 30 years, where he worked as a Journey sheet metal and tinsmith.
He was a life member of the USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Assn; V.F.W. and American Legion of Cloverdale.
Survivors include his wife, children Lewis G. Bales Jr., Cloverdale, James M. (Cathleen) Bales, Brazil, and Tina L. (Marty) McIntyre, Lexington, Ky., sister Neva Lokos, Chicago, half-sister Louise (Wilford) Harmless, Avon, grandchildren Jennifer Kaelber, Jaime Bales, Jeremy (Charis) Bales, Crystal Taylor and Katrina Wheeler, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Eleanor Lokos, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Darnell and Georgia Anna Carrier.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Chaplain Ron Turner officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow at the Cloverdale Cemetery, Cloverdale.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of the Leukemia Association, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Condolences and expressions of sympathies may be shared with the family in care of www.hopkins-rectorfuneralhome.com.