George Edward 'Ed' Hewitt

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George Edward 'Ed' Hewitt

August 03, 1937 - August 02, 2018

George Edward "Ed" Hewitt, 80, Kokomo, passed away at 10:07 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Anderson, the son of the late Lowell and Irene (McNalley) Hewitt. On Oct. 30, 1955, he married Linda Rakestraw, and she survives.
Ed was a 1955 graduate of Sharpsville High School. He served with the National Guard. Ed was the president and founder of Hewitt Tool & Die, where he was a journeyman, die maker and designer for 52 years. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church, was active and had attended Abundant Life Church, and former member of Family Worship Center. Ed served on the Taylor School Board and the Kokomo Rescue Mission Board. He had a passion for flying and was a CFII, certified flight instrument instructor, for both the Kokomo and Glendale airports.
Along with his wife, Linda, Ed is also survived by his children, Doyle (Julie) Hewitt, Teresa (Joe) Williams, Donna (Jim) Lasley, Kevin (Tracy) Hewitt, Rachel (Trey) Hill, and Erika Hewitt, along with 17 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lowell Kent (Ruth) Hewitt, and Sondra Burnett.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Abundant Life Church, 1025 E. 400 South, Kokomo, with Pastor Charles Riley and Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Family will receive friends after the service in the foyer.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ed's memory to the Kokomo Rescue Mission. Stout & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at
Published on August 7, 2018
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Saturday 11 Aug

10:00 AM

Abundant Life Church

1025 E. 400 S. Kokomo, Indiana


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Ruth Hewitt
Aug 11, 2018
So sorry of your loss, God's Blessing to you all.
Julie Wilson
Aug 10, 2018
To Doyle, Teresa, Donna, and the whole Hewitt family: I am sorry to hear of the passing of your DAD. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David & Patty Ward Lantana, Texas
Aug 09, 2018
So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the Hewitt family. Ed provided me and many others an apprenticeship opportunity to become a Journeyman Tool & Diemaker and Moldmaker in the 70’s. I was fortunate to work for Ed and learn the trade through his expertise. Thoughts and prayers to all the Hewitt family.
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. May God be with you in the days ahead and give you strength and peace.
Aug 09, 2018
Mr & Mrs David Wineinger
Aug 08, 2018
Dear Hewetts, we are saddened at Ed's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.