Leonard Dale Lewis, 81, of Dawson, passed away on Friday, November, 5, 2021 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Dale was born on July 7, 1940, in Reeves, Tenn., the son of Leonard and Mozelle (Williams) Lewis. He married Phyllis Schuyler in December 1973, and she survives. Dale worked as an Operating Engineer for Local 965 from 1964 until his retirement in 2002.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Dale is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Keith Lewis; and daughter, Cindy Walski; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 p.m. November 20, at King Pin Lanes, 3115 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield, in the banquet room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023. Cremation was accorded by Park Funeral Homes, 200 East Main Street, in Rochester.