Lincoln “Link” “Lou” Thompson Lewallen, 90, passed away peacefully June 26, 2017, at Huntsville Hospital.
Born in Robbins, January 30, 1927, he was preceded in death by his parents, wives: Amy Noe Lewallen, Shirley McCoy Lewallen, and Althea Hughett Lewallen; son, Clark Edward Lewallen; grandson, Brian Douglas Hengel; brother, Loyd Lucas Lewallen; sister, Lucille Phillips; and step-son, Robert Hughett.
He graduated from Robbins High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1946 - 1949.
He worked for over a decade as the manager of an ice and coal plant in North Carolina. He left to become a production dispatcher/controller and later supervisor at the Naval Air Rework Facility and was responsible for all the fuel accessories that required repair for approximately 200 jet engines per quarter, and for individual fuel items coming from the Fleet Military. He retired from the government in 1987. In 1989, he became a certified locksmith. He used his locksmith skills primarily as a hobby and to help friends and family. However, he had a mischievous sense of humor, and was known to enjoy pulling pranks on his friends by switching out their car ignitions and door locks. He liked to play the harmonica, read mystery and detective novels, work puzzles, especially cryptograms, and loved to pursue thrift stores and garage sales. He was a jack-of-all trades who could fix and repair just about anything; was member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, and was a member of and past master of St. John’s Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his daughter, Wanda (Jack) Hengel of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, John Hengel of Prattville, Ala., and Jennifer Hood of Huntsville, Ala.; step-son, Kenny (Judy) Hughett of Ringold, Ga.; step-daughters, Eileen (James) Kettering of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sharon (Kirk) Shoopman of Oneida; and several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted July 2, at Valhalla’s Chapel with Rev. Bernard H. Ansorge officiating. Interment followed at Valhalla Memory Gardens in the Garden of Crosses.
Arrangements by Valhalla Chapel.