Robert D. Lewis


Robert D. Lewis, 70, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 20, 1944, in Kellogg, Idaho, he was the son of Homer Daniel and Margaret (Radar) Lewis. He graduated from Needmore High School and the Cummins apprenticeship program. He retired in 2003 from Cummins after working for 40 years as a machine repairman.

He also raised Hereford cattle for 37 years and was a member of Tabernacle of Praise, where he enjoyed working with the Joy group each Easter making Easter eggs. He was loved and admired by all from his church. His hobbies were watching sports and playing golf.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle (Mark) Hewins of Solsberry; a grandson, Colton Allen Hewins; a granddaughter, Cheyenne Autumn Hewins; three brothers, Gary (Cheryl Ann) Shelley of Kellogg, Idaho, Mike (Judy) Shelley of Osburn, Idaho, and David Hanson of Wallace, Idaho; four sisters, Carol Anne (Mike) Ogdon of Everitt, Washington, Diane Sharp of Pinehurst, Idaho, Vickie Young of Orofino, Idaho, and Cheryl Ann Hanson of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and special friend, Sharon Hardwick, and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Carla Jo Lewis.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tabernacle of Praise, with Pastor Kyle Andrews and Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Friday at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children and Tabernacle of Praise.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Robert at