Chaplin, Lewis, III

Mr. Lewis Chaplin III, 66, of Galesburg died at 11:30 pm Saturday February 1, 2014 in Galesburg Terrace Nursing Home.

He was born February 25, 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif. the son of Lewis and Lena Ringgold Chaplin II. He married Lelia Grace Loveless in 1965 in Tenn. She survives.

Also surviving is his daughter, Anna (Jeremy Davis) Qualls of Knoxville, Ill.; two sons, Lewis Chaplin IV of Sumter, SC and Aaron Michael Chaplin of Flagstaff, Ariz.; his sister, Ella (Jimmy) Clem of Frankfort, Ky.; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and a brother.

Lewis worked in the maintenance department for the former American Motors, now Chrysler Daimeler, retiring in 1986. He served as a union representative and volunteered with the United Way.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 11:30 am Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Online condolences may be made at