Rentz Simpson Lewis Sr., 71, of Sweet Water died July 18, 2008 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 19, 1937 in Sweet Water. He was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church in Dixons Mills. He was a cotton ginner and cattleman.
Survivors include his wife, Alice M. Lewis, Sweet Water; seven sons, Sim (Denise) Lewis, Will (Lori) Lewis, Bryan (Melissa) Lewis, Matt (Tammy) Lewis, Rube (Angie) Lewis, Miller (Kylene) Lewis, Allen Ford Lewis, all of Sweet Water; two sisters, Joyce (Jack) Kerby, Demopolis, Mildred Lewis Cook, Montgomery; 16 grandchildren.
The service was July 21 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joel Jones officiating. Burial was at Paynes Chapel Cemetery in Dixons Mills. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund.