- Published: June 24, 2010
Lewis Borton died Thursday, June 17, at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was 89 years old.
Lewis was born March 3, 1921. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield. Lewis ser ved in the U.S. Army during WWII, 1943–1946, and was a building contractor for over 50 years, building many houses in Yellow Springs and surrounding areas. He was the developer of Fair Acres and Maple Grove in Yellow Springs, and the first contractor to remodel the building that houses the Yellow Springs Senior Citizens Center.
He was a conscientious builder, and many of the people for whom he built houses still thank him for their well-built homes.
Lewis is survived by his wife of 69 years, Florence (King) Borton, and two daughters and their spouses, Sherry and Jerry Mathes and Pam and Tim Botkin.
He is also survived by a sister, Phoebe Chepke, a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Donna Borton, and by three grandchildren, Chris Mathes, Erin Botkin Moehl and Ryan T. Botkin.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dale L. Borton, and a granddaughter, Carla Pigatti. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22, at Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home, with Pastor Keith Sarver officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jacksonlytle.com.