|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1956|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2012|
Donnie Ray Lewis, age 55, of Piedmont, MO, passed away February 12, 2012 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Buff, MO. He was born October 16, 1956 to the late Cobrin L. Lewis and Carrie E. (Markham) Lewis, in St. Louis, MO.
Donnie grew up in St. Louis on 7th Street Sidney until the age of sixteen. The family then moved to 13th Street. Donnie was the fifth of eight children.
Donnie loved to cook. He loved to barbeque, he was very talented with drawing. One of his favorite things to do was go fishing with his mother. He enjoyed spending time with his family and riding the back roads with his brother Ronnie. He loved float trips and fishing with his family. He loved his home and spent many hours feeding his humming birds. There are over one hundred that nest near his home.
Donnie worked at Missouri Rollin Mills for years with his brother Ronnie; he was an overhead crane operator. He then moved to Gerald, MO with his sister Connie, there he worked as a janitor for many years.
Donnie was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Connie Lynn (Lewis) Woolsey.
Survivors include, his mother, Carrie E. Lewis, of Piedmont, MO; three sisters, Pat (Donnie) Cradic of Piedmont, MO, Barbara Lewis of St. Louis, MO, and Lisa (Terry) Sellers of Patterson, MO; three brothers, Gerry Lewis and Ronnie Lewis, both of St. Louis, MO, and Dennis Lewis of Piedmont, MO. Also surviving Donnie are many nieces and nephews, Mike Cradic, Ronald Lewis, Matt (Lisa) Lewis, Chris Lewis, Scott(Donna) Cradic, Stacey Cradic, Jennifer (Chad) Vanter, Heather Lewis, Gary Lewis, Coby Lewis, Tracey Woolsey, Tina(Robert) Pratt, Tasha (Derrick) Allen, Tiffany Sellers, Tarren Sellers, and Robbie Sellers, along with many great-neices and great-nephews.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 5- 9:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home Chapel in Piedmont, MO. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February, 17, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Charlie Sutton will conduct the services. Burial will follow at Huff Cemetery in Iron county. http://www.rueggfuneralhomes.com/donnie-ray-lewis-2122012.php
Created by: Elizabeth Prince
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
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