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1946 Thomas 2022

Thomas L. Lewellyn

March 12, 1946 — January 11, 2022

Mr. Thomas L. Lewellyn age 75 of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday January 11, 2022, at his home.

He is best known as "Papa" and he never met a stranger. He retired from Mattel in Murray, Kentucky, but in previous years he taught Shop class at Western School Corporation in Russiaville Indiana from 1968-1973. He was a 1964 graduate of Booneville High School and a 1968 graduate of Murray State University. He was a member of the Coldwater United Methodist Church and a member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge F&AM #382 where he was a Master Mason since 1978.

Tom was born in Evansville, Indiana on March 12, 1946.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Houpt; his father, Norman Lewellyn and stepmother Olive; one sister, Sarah Grant; two brothers, Norman H. Lewellyn and Donovan Young; one niece, Sarah Elizabeth.

Tom is survived by the love of his life, his wife Starr Lewellyn of Murray, Kentucky. They were married December 29, 1990 in Benton, Kentucky; six daughters, Lisa Hannon and husband Fred, Shannon Clendenen, Tonya Clevidence, Kimberly Miles and husband Rev. Charles Miles, Teresa Miles, Katrina Keister; one son, Scott Miller and wife Julie; one daughter/granddaughter, Kristen Thorne "Uno" and husband Pastor Dion Thorne; thirteen grandchildren, Nikki Hannon, Matt Williams, Allyson Key "Ally B" and husband Robert, Austin Miles, Levi Keister, Travis Miles, Bryce Clendenen, Brooklyn Miles, Brianna Reiter and husband Jordan, McKenzie Clendenen "Mac", Madisin Clendenen "Maddie Moe", Mia Grace Miles, Ayden Clevidence; thirteen great grandchildren, Lexi, D'Mitri, Fenris, Syris Williams, Norah and Kiera Key, Tala Green, Kai and River Reiter, Kyson Keister, Jaxon, Kendrick, and Quincy Thorne; one sister in-law, Bobbie Lewellyn; one brother, John Lewellyn and wife Lynette; four Nephews, Kenny Lewellyn and wife Merry Ann, Jeff Lewellyn and wife Tracy, Mark Lewellyn and wife Erin, Paul Lewellyn and wife Hannah; one niece Debra Noble Horrell and husband Ed. A host of great nieces and nephews.

No public services are scheduled.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Online condolences may be made at

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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