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Rev. Lewis William Carswell

December 23, 1937 ~ March 24, 2019 (age 81)
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Life’s Reflections


Lewis William Carswell Sunday, March 24, 2019

Lewis was born on December 23, 1937, in Gary, Indiana. He was the son of Francis Rhenwrick and Reverend William B. Carswell.  He attended public school in Indiana and graduated high school in 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio where he grew up in.

Lewis enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school. During his time in the Marines he traveled the globe and served his country for over 20 years. His time in the service included tours in Okinawa, Japan, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, North Carolina (Camp Jejune), Albany, Georgia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Vietnam.  Lewis earned his MBA during and after the time he served in the Marine Corps.  He attended Donnelly College, Avila University, Central Bible Seminary, and Maryland University. He was also a professor at Western Bible College (KCMO).

His hobbies were reading, computers, bowling, shooting, and enjoying time with his family. His family extended beyond T and the boys. His favorite sports were basketball and baseball. He didn’t really love baseball, but his boys did, so he learned the game and coached the boys, all of the boys. Mark and Flip too.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Theodoshia; his mother, Daisy Carswell; two sons, Kenith and Karl; grandson, Ethan Cole Carswell; Lewis also leaves many cousins, nephews, nieces and family members whom he loved dearly.  He could tell you endless stories about any and all of them.  Some people talk at you. Some people talk to you. Lewis spoke into you. He was insightful, caring and thoughtful.  Dad was completely devoted to his spirituality and the constant improvement and understanding of his salvation.  He studied and prayed for better understanding so he could help others learn for themselves about their own personal relationship with God.  No matter whether in the barbershop, at the ball game, hospital, work, or church, when the opportunity presented itself, he would move in with his knowledge of the scripture and human nature challenging those around him to think and study.  We will miss his words. Life will be different, never the same.  Always missing you in so many ways. We will miss you Lew.

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