Robert Dale “Bob” Lewis, 74, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving wife and family after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
Robert was a salesman for Elgin Corrugated Box Company in Elgin, Ill.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Robert was born July 9, 1937, in Hord, Ill., to Paul Edward and Lura Faye (Wilson) Lewis.
Robert was united in marriage with Vickie Lynn Durham on Aug. 19, 1993, in Nashville, Tenn.
Surviving are, his wife of 18 years, Vickie Lynn Lewis of rural Carbondale; his children, Paulette Lewis of Rochelle, Ill., Michael Lewis of Bartlett, Ill., and Shauna Kane and her husband, Phil of Cortland, and Robin Lewis of California; three grandchildren, Joey Bemos, Tyler Nolan and Maddison Kane; brother, Gary Eugene Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz.; former wife, Eva Lewis of Bartlett; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruby and Charles Durham of Carbondale, Ill.; brothers-in-law, Kevin Durham and his wife, Ivona, of Cortland, Rick Durham and his wife, Allison, of Elburn; nephew, Charles Durham of Cortland; niece, Crystal Durham of Elburn; and close friends, Dale and Gloria Gabriel of rural Carbondale, Roger and Lois Propes of rural Carbondale and many other close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Mr. Dale Gabriel officiating. Interment with military graveside rites conducted by the Herrin American Post # 645, Baker-Ladd V.F.W. Post # 1567 and the IL Army National Guard Honor Detail will be in Friendship Cemetery at Goreville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.