Richard Allen Lewis, service technician

April 19, 2019

Mr. Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69, of Dagsboro passed away with his family by his side Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

Rick was born June 23, 1949, in Lewes, to the late Henry and Hilda Truitt Lewis. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Ricky Lewis; and a sister, Sheryl Murray.

He retired from Suburban Propane as a service technician after 37 years of employment. “Rick was a stay-at-home, farm boy kind of guy.” He loved camping, fishing, hunting and watching Netflix. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Ruth Lewis of Dagsboro; five children, Stacey Colegrove (Alan) of Millsboro; Albert Baker III (Chrissy) of Lovettsville, Va.; Amy Smith (Roger) of Dagsboro; Andrea Purnell of Dagsboro; and Cassie Jensen of Dagsboro. He also has three siblings, Doug Lewis (Eleanor) of Dagsboro; Marshall Lewis (Sheryl) of Frankford; and Connie Hall (Vernon) of Millsboro. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Courtney, Drew, Shauntel, Megan, Camryn, Garrett, Will, Jill, Ryder and Peyton; with one great-grandson, Ziyon, to arrive anytime. He also had two special friends, Joe Ribinsky and Vernon Rickards; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will be sure to miss him.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 22, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may visit from 12 to 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the Millsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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