Robert Owen “Bob” Lewis

Robert Owen “Bob” Lewis

Robert Owen “Bob” Lewis was born October 1, 1930 in Sulphur to the late Frank and Ina (Townsley) Lewis. He passed from this life on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in Sulphur, at the age of 90.

Bob grew up in Sulphur, graduating from Sulphur High School, class of 1948. Following high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, Bob returned to Sulphur and attended East Central University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Science.

Bob taught Science at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for several years. During that same time, he owned and operated a filling station in Sulphur. Bob left teaching and began rodeoing fulltime until the death of his wife, Babe, and twin daughters, Jan and Ann. Although the tragic death of his family ended his full-time rodeo career, Bob never completely stepped away from the sport. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Lewis Motors of Sulphur.

In his spare time, Bob enjoyed fishing, swimming, quail hunting; and of course, anything to do with rodeo. Survivors include his son, Rush Lewis; five grandchildren, Kade

Survivors include his son, Rush Lewis; five grandchildren, Kade Lewis, Dakota Lewis and wife, Erin, Arena Lewis, Makynze Lewis and Jake Gulla and wife, Tiara; as well as four great-grandchildren. Nora Lewis, Lynnlee Fletcher, Sawyer Gulla and Fynn Gulla.

In addition to his parents, wife Babe and twin daughters, Jan and Ann, Bob was preceded in death by one son, Randy Lewis; as well as all of his siblings.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur, with Pastor Bill Leveridge officiating. Immediately following the graveside service, the family will host a memorial fish fry at the Murray County Expo Center. During the lunching, family and friends will celebrate Bob’s life by sharing memories and photographs. Everyone is invited to attend this lunching. As many know, Bob loved sweets, so in lieu of flowers, the family asks that those attending the fish fry bring their favorite dessert.

Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur.

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