Richard R. Lewis, 69, of Peru, passed away at 2:45 P.M., Friday, January 22, 2021 at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Richard was born in Indianapolis on August 20, 1951, the son of William and Ruth Lewis. He married Susan Archer on December 15, 1973 and she survives.
Richard graduated from George Washington High School in 1969 and worked as a Pipe Fitter and Welder with UA Local 440. He owned Greentown Bait and Tackle. Richard was in the U. S. Army with Explosive Ordnance Disposal. His military decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Expert Medal.
Richard enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting and working on trucks and cars. He owned a wood mizer saw mill that he used to build his home.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Susan, is a son Josh Lewis and his wife Casey; grandchildren Rodney Amonette, Dillon Amonette, Luke Wicks, Hartley Lewis and Joshua Lewis, Jr.; a great-grandchild Rodney Amonette, Jr. and sisters Rebecca Myer and Patricia Willis. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, son Jacob Lewis and daughter Jennifer Amonette.
A celebration of life for Richard R. Lewis will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru to the American Cancer Society.
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