Lewis A Forsythe

Submitted by:  Cathy Shelley

Clebrune Times Review; Sunday, March 3, 2003

CLIFTON — Lewis A. Forsythe, age 92, of Kopperl, passed away on Friday night, Feb. 21, 2003, in the Goodall-Witcher
Hospital in Clifton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in the Kopperl First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev.
Rob Tombrella, officiating. Burial was in the Kimbell Cemetery.
Lewis was born Oct. 24, 1910, near Glen Rose, Texas. He was the son of the late Joseph L. and Maude M. Cline Forsythe. On
Dec. 10, 1932, he was united in marriage to Lillie Bell Hadley in Cleburne. The couple lived there for seven years before
moving to Kopperl in 1939. Lewis worked as a mechanic, farmer and rancher most his life. He had served on the Kopperl
Independent School District board as well as being a member of the Kopperl First Baptist Church and the Kopperl Masonic
Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Bell, on Oct. 21, 1993.
Survivors include three daughters: Betty Jean Cogdill and husband, Kenneth, of Granbury, Jo Ann Young and husband,
William, of Edmond, Okla. and Joyce Lou Grier of Kopperl. Three sons: Billy Ray Forsythe and wife, Leta Ruth, of Kopperl;
Jimmy Lewis Forsythe and wife, Carolyn of Rio Vista, Tommy Allen Forsythe and wife, Betty of Rio Vista; one sister: Lois
Loree McKelvey of Cleburne; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and
a host of friends.   Pallbearers were Robert Forsythe, Steven Forsythe, Kenny Cogdill, Clint Forsythe, Kevin Forsythe, Bob Hodges and Rick Hodges.   Lawson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lawson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 616, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792