American Patriotic 11


Charles “the Colonel” William Lewis, MD

December 19, 1936 ~ June 21, 2018 (age 81)

Charles “the Colonel” W. Lewis, MD, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018. 

He was a retired Colonel of the United States Army, having served our country for over 30 years. He retired from  Ft. Sam Houston as a highly decorated Colonel. The Colonel served in Vietnam. While in the military, the Colonel served as the personal dermatologist to President Lyndon Banes Johnson. 

Charles was in the first graduating class of the University of West Virginia Medical School. He retired from Indiana University Department of Dermatology.

Charles is survived by his wife, Kathleen K.T.  Townsley Lewis, RN; two sons, John (Christine) Lewis, and Michael (Kelly) Brown, and five grandchildren, Jared and Joshua Lewis, Ella Brown, and Alex and Caroline Brooks.

Charles was preceded in death by his two sons, Philip and Chuck Lewis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday June 25, 2018 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 550 N. Rural St., Indianapolis, with visitation from 9:45 a.m. until service time at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.