John R. (Bob) Lewis Jr., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and family and friends on Feb. 11, 2017.
Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be expressed in the form of donations to the charity of choice or to Acton United Methodist Church/Rancho Brazos.
Bob was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Harris Hospital, Fort Worth to the late John R. Lewis Sr. and Frances Pollard Lewis. He graduated from North Side High School, Class of '48. He continued his education, undergraduate studies at Sul Ross University, Alpine, and Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma A&M at that time), graduating from Sul Ross, then doing graduate studies at Oklahoma State University.
Bob married Linda Liles in 1960 and from this union, a son was born, John Robert Lewis III. Into this family, Linda brought a son from a previous marriage, Ray Lanham Grimes, who Bob raised as his own.
Bob initiated a pilot program in 1968 as a feedlot nutritionist with Moorman's Manufacturing, a position which he retired from in 1998.
Linda, his wife, suffered a severe stroke and preceded him with her death in mid-2003. He married a long-time acquaintance, Bobbie Slocum, in May 2004.
Survivors: sons, Ray Grimes, John R. Lewis, III and wife, Wendy; grandchildren, Linsye Taylor and husband, Chad, Jenny Wesson and husband, Taite, Ryan Sessums and wife, Miranda, Shelby Isam and husband, John; great-grandchildren, Ada Taylor, Lanham Wesson, Layla, Colton and Luke Sessums, Delilah Spiars, and Case and Wyatt Isam.
Published on February 14, 2017