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Donald R. Lewis

November 21, 1946 May 20, 2018
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Donald Ray Lewis of Rolla, Missouri passed away May 20th, 2018 at Select within the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 71. Don was born on November 21st, 1946 in Salem Missouri to the late Hansel Lewis and Eula Barton Lewis.
Donald Ray Lewis was married to Teresa Diane Horne for 39 years. This union was blessed with two daughters, Jamie and Stefanie, and one son, Christopher Lewis.
Don was a member of the Greentree Christian Church where he baptized both of his daughters. He worked at Chrysler Corporation for 32 years. Don attended the Jefferson College in Hillsboro where he earned a two year welding certificate. Don was a part of the Air National Guard for 21 years. After retirement he restored classic cars, worked for Briggs and Stratton, A-1 Delivery, and Rolla Public Schools as a bus driver. Don was recognized by the school board and police dept. for avoiding an accident by fast thinking and staying calm as the highway guardrails were flying at the bus because a semi-truck and trailer was rolling down the embankment towards them. The whole incident was caught on the bus cameras and Don was later interviewed by channel 10 and labeled as being a local hero.
Don liked funny movies, telling jokes, and having fun with friends and family. He was a family man, he was a good and loving husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Donald Ray Lewis is survived by his wife of 39 years Teresa Lewis; Daughters Jamie Lewis and Stefanie Lewis, son Christopher Lewis, Sister Diane Parker, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2:00pm at Greentree Christian Church with Pastor Tim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, MO. Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Greentree Christian Church in Rolla.


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