Welcome to the memorial page for

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 starting at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his shop, 12900 S. Joy Road, Ashland and continuing until the last person leaves.

It was Raymond’s wish that his passing be celebrated with friends, family, song and memories.  For 51 years we worked and played, made friends and lost them.  Our family loved, struggled and grew and expanded our vast array of friends.  I look forward to you sharing your memories.  Rose Lewis

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

Celebration of Life
April 21, 2018

1:00 PM
Lewis Home
12900 Joy Road
Ashland, MO 65010

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