Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois as the eighth child of Lester and Dorothy (Guy) Lewis. He was named after two men, that had gone on before him. His Uncle Robert Guy killed in action while serving his country during WWII in 1944 and his Grandfather Arthur Lewis, who lost his life in the Spanish Flu in 1918.
Bob grew up in Chicago and the surrounding area and entered the United States Navy after completing his education. He returned home to Homewood Acres in 1964 to begin a career that would take him all over the country and meet many people over the years. He was the true definition of a trucker and never got behind the wheel of a vehicle he did not want to control.
While his travels took him all over the country, it was in Oklahoma he found his true home. It was there that he was most happy to return home to his wife Loucinda and the kids. A proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, serving on the business council from 1981 to 1983. He enjoyed sharing tribal history and the part the Lewis family held in that history. He gratefully received the award of the wisest tribal member in attendance at the 2020 annual meeting.
The word quit was not a word anyone would use to describe Bob. He worked hard and loved deeply. Help was not something he would ask for, but he was always willing to offer help and advice. Sometimes even when people did not ask for either of those things.
He is survived by his wife, Loucinda and children Shanna, Joshua, Brandy, Ronald, Dawn and Laurie and their families. His granddaughter Kayleigh holding a special place in his heart. Siblings Kay, Marty, Maida, Dorothy, Lester, Cheryl, and their families. Waiting to greet him as he walks on are his parents, his sons Douglas and Robert, his sister Gwen and brothers Mike, Jerry, Dale, and Keith.
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