Richard Dale Lewis

Richard Lewis Obituary PhotoRichard Dale Lewis, 76, of Bolivar, MO, July 30, 1944 - October 8, 2020.

Richard “Rick” Lewis, age 76 of Bolivar, MO, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital Bolivar, MO.  He was born July 30, 1944, in Bakersfield, CA, to Nolan Richard and Jessie Euell (Austin) Lewis.  He is a US Air Force Vietnam veteran.  He was united in marriage March 3, 1967, and to this union five children were born. 

          Rick was a member of the D.A.V., BAMA (Bolivar Area Ministerial Alliance), and Bolivar Optimist Club, and he attended Harvest Assembly of God Church Fair Play, MO.  He was instrumental in starting several service organizations in Polk County.  He served as Director of the Polk County Emergency Management from 2007-13.

          He is preceded in death by his parents.

          Rick is Survived by his wife of 53 years Betty of the home; five children: Ron Lewis of Ozark, MO, Cheryl Star and husband Vanek of Bolivar, MO, Kimberly Lawrence and husband Pat of Sterling Hts, MI, Jason Lewis of Springfield, MO, and Kristina Bryant of Bolivar, MO; eight grandchildren: Stephanie and husband Mike, Zack and wife Patricia, Zach, Kody and husband William, Samantha, Jacob, Zoey, and Christopher; one great grandson Nicky  and one on the way; two brothers: Robert Lewis, and Larry Lewis and wife Trina all of CA; one sister Linda Yeager of CA; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

          There will be a visitation Friday, October 16, 2020, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the funeral home.  Inurnment will take place at a later date with full military honors.  Online condolences may be made at:  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Published on on October 12, 2020.