Elbert Leo Lewis

Elbert Leo Lewis, 90 of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Hardin County, where he attended St. James school through the tenth grade and graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 1946. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1956 with a civil engineering degree. He worked for the Kentucky Department of Highways in Glasgow, Madisonville, Bardstown, Frankfort, Louisville, New Castle and Elizabethtown. He served as Resident Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Traffic Engineer for 22 years and was Transportation Engineering Branch Manager for traffic for 25 years. He served under 15 governors, retiring in 2008 with 54 1/2 years of service with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He was a Korean War Army Veteran and a member of St. James Catholic Church where he was presently a member of the Forever Young Club and the Widowed Friends Group. He was a sixty six year member of American Legion Post #113 in Elizabethtown, a sixty three year member of Elizabethtown Council, Knights of Columbus #1455, where he was past Grand Knight (1968-1970), sixty two year member of Msgr. McGee General Assembly, Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, past president of the Old Kentucky Home Chapter of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and was a member of the Kentucky Association of Transportation Engineers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Laura Young Lewis, two wives, Mary Jo Routt Lewis and Frances Joyce Adams Lewis; his sisters, Marjorie Catherine Lewis Price, Mildred Evelyn Lewis, Theresa Lucille Lewis Harp and brothers, James Donald Lewis, Charles Melvin Lewis and Harold Lewis. He is survived by two sons, Elbert Leo "Bert" Lewis, Jr. of Elizabethtown and Bernard Patrick Lewis of Louisville; four daughters, Theresa Ann Lewis (Todd) Long, Ellen Marie Lewis (John) Allen all of Louisville, Barbara Kathleen Lewis of CIncinnati, OH and Sarah Jo Lewis (John) Moore of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Janet (Jay) Stith and Phyllis Filiatreau and ten grandchildren, Natalie, Amelia, Noah, Kaira, Sylvia, Johnny, Liam, Lily, Collin and Courtney; a step son, Adam (Sarah) Wheatley and nine step grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Martin Linebach officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and continue after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home. There will be a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Thursday, May 2, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church