Gene Lewis | Death notice |


Gene Lewis, 85, of Clarkston, died on Saturday December 18, 2021 at his home from a heart attack.

He was born August 22, 1936 in Canton, Ill. To Ed and Belle (Lindenberg) Lewis, the second of six children, and attended school until eighth grade, later earning his GED through In the Army.

In 1956, Gene enlisted in the United States Army and served as a track and wheel mechanic. He was honorably released in 1959.

He lived in several places in the United States until he settled in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley in 1961. Gene met Diana Randall and they were married on June 2, 1962 in Clarkston.

Gene has worked as an auto mechanic for several local garages including Lewiston Dodge, Adams Ford, Montgomery Ward, Lewiston Datsun, Bob’s Exxon and Toyota of Moscow.

He opened Gene’s Auto Repair in 1981 in his Clarkston home until he moved the business to Fair Street in 1990. The business eventually changed its name to Lewis Auto Repair in 1994.

Gene enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and watching sports, and he was very fond of ice cream.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Diana, of Clarkston; daughter Jeanna (Doug) Osborne, of Lewiston; daughter Becky Coryell, of Spokane Valley, Washington; son Vaughn (Tamee) Lewis, of Spokane Valley, Washington; daughter Dawn Lewis, of Clarkston; son Torok Lewis, of Lewiston; sister Arlene Carter, of Pueblo, Colorado; Brother Duwayne (Esther) Lewis, of Cheyenne, Wyo .; and grandchildren Branden Coryell, Brayana Coryell, Dusty Osborne and Dylan Osborne.

Gene is predeceased by his parents; the brothers Melvin and Victor Lewis; sister Helen Knezevich; and his son-in-law, James Coryell.

Interment has already taken place at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston, and services will take place in the spring.


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