Lewis Clyde Bales, age 79, of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Born April 21, 1933 in Washington Township of Putnam County, he was the son of Lewis A. and Sylvia Blanche (Akins) Bales.
He was a 1951 graduate of Roachdale High School.
He married Kathleen Williams Bales on Dec. 11, 1953 and she survives.
Lewis served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1953 during the Korean War.
He retired on 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., the VFW and American Legion of Cloverdale.
Survivors include his wife; children Lewis G. Bales Jr. of Cloverdale, James M. (Cathleen) Bales of Brazil and Tina L. (Marty) McIntyre of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Neva Lokos of Chicago; half-sister, Louise (Wilford) Harmless of Avon; five 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 and three sisters, Eleanor Lokos, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Darnell and Georgia Anna Carrier.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Chaplain Ron Turner officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow at the Cloverdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the Leukemia Assn. or St. Jude's Children Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Condolences and expressions of sympathies may be shared with the family c/o www.hopkins-rectorfuneralhome.com