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Richard Allen Lewis

June 23, 1949 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 69)


Obituary of Richard Allen Lewis


Mr. Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis aged 69 of Dagsboro, DE passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Delaware Hospice Center.


Rick was born in Lewes, DE on June 23, 1949 to the late Henry and Hilda Truitt Lewis.  In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his son, Ricky Lewis and a sister, Sheryl Murray.


He retired from Suburban Propane as a Service Technician after 37 years of employment. “Rick was a stay at home, farm boy kind of guy”.  He loved camping, fishing, hunting and watching NETFLIX.   He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Ruth Lewis of Dagsboro, DE; six children;  Stacey Colegrove (Alan) of Millsboro, DE; Albert Baker, III (Chrissy) of Lovettsville, VA;  Amy Smith (Roger) of Dagsboro, DE; Andrea Purnell of Dagsboro, DE; and Cassie Jensen also of Dagsboro, DE.  He also has three siblings, Doug Lewis (Eleanor) of Dagsboro, Marshall Lewis (Sheryl) of Frankford and Connie Hall (Vernon) of Millsboro.  He leaves behind 10 grandchildren Courtney, Drew, Shauntel, Megan, Camryn, Garrett, Will, Jill, Ryder and Peyton with one great grandson Ziyon to arrive anytime.  He also had two special friends, Joe Ribinsky and Vernon Rickards as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will be sure to miss him.


 A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966, where friends may visit from 12 Noon – 1 PM.  Burial will follow at the Millsboro Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE  19963.



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