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Byron Rubert Lewis

Byron Rubert Lewis passed away peacefully in West Plains, Missouri on June 26, 2018 at the age of 103. He was born to Edward Eugene Lewis and Audra Pearl Luna Lewis on June 13, 1915, the oldest and last surviving of five brothers; Walton, Donald, Doyle and Ewell.


He was married on January 25, 1936 to Edna Cecile Adams who preceded him in death on January 31, 2005. They were married 69 years and had three children; Leila Marie, Robert Eugene and Jerry Lee. Robert passed away as an infant and Jerry passed in 2009. Byron had four grandsons, three granddaughters, great-grand-children and other relatives and dear friends. Byron and Edna were devoted Jehovah’s Witnesses.


Byron had many occupations but worked as a mechanic in the trucking industry most of his life and retired in 1977 to Dora, Missouri. He enjoyed watching Cardinals baseball and being outdoors fishing, hunting and gardening.


Byron’s wishes were to be cremated and interred next to his wife, Edna at Sweeton Pond Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in West Plains, Missouri at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with visitation for family and friends starting at 1:00 pm, services to follow at 2:00 p.m. Please come share stories in celebration of Byron’s life.


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