Created on Friday, 27 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Lewis Fredrick Alspaugh, 89, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 2013, at Logan Acres Care Center, with his daughter Melody at his side.
He was born in Lakeview on Dec. 12, 1923, to the late Hollis Kenneth and Opal Marie Reed Alspaugh.
He married Barbara L. Achor in Lakeview on July 19, 1947, and she preceded him in death June 11, 2013. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Bernice Miller McGee, Shirley Easton and Patricia “Shug” Miller; and brothers Ed Shoffner, Ronald “Buck” Shoffner and Glenn Shoffner.
Lewis was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and he survived the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a longtime barber in New Hampshire and Lakeview and retired in 1987 from Porter’s.
Lewis enjoyed painting, jewelry making, mushroom hunting and he loved fishing.
Lewis is survived by his children, Melody Sue (Sonny) Mallory of Martinsville, Ind., and Lewis Brandon “Lou Ball” Alspaugh of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, Angela Leann (Jerold) Stiegman, Lewis (Lisa) Mallory and Hillis Alfred “Al” Mallory III; three great-grandchildren, Codi Hancock, Justin Stiegman and Austin Stiegman; brother, Melvin “Gene” (Delores) Shoffner of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Debra Warner, who provided care and assistance prior to Uncle Lew’s passing.
A private ceremony is at a later date in Harrod Cemetery, Huntsville.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.