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Raymond Lee Lewis

September 9, 1944 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 73)

Raymond Lee Lewis, 73, of Ashland, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  A celebration of his life will be held in the spring at the family home.  The date and details will be announced later.

Raymond was born September 9, 1944, in Lebanon, MO to Oliver Raymond and Elvia Volner Lewis, and they preceded him in death.  On July 1, 1966, he married Rosemary Buckner, and she survives.  Raymond served as a Sgt. In the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

During his career he was a mechanic, machinist and certified welder.  He and Rosemary enjoyed drag racing, tractor pulling, stock car racing and building high-performance Chevy motors for friends in motorsports.

Raymond is also survived by a brother Lugene “Luke” (Pauline) Lewis, daughters Rosemarie (Jon) Brewer and Raymona (Karl) Buddemeyer, son Jeremy (Kasandra) Traxler, 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and numerous nonbiological sons and daughters whom he loved and guided through their growing pains who remain close.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Glen McCoy, Mitchell, U. L. and Bob Lewis and son Ryan Lewis.


 Service Information

Family to do services at later date

Lewis Home
12900 Joy Road
Ashland, MO 65010


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