Michael Allan Lewis, age 65 years, of Osage Bend, Mo., passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.
Mike was born July 11, 1953 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Charles and Maxine (Dillon) Lewis. He was married on January 29, 1972 in Osage Bend, Mo. to Linda Braun, who survives.
A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Mike attended Jefferson City High School.
Mike was a propane delivery driver for over 20 years until his retirement in 2003. Throughout his career he worked with several gas companies: Empire, Gygr and retired from Ferrell Gas.
His main passion was spending time with his family, especially fishing and boating on the Osage River. He cherished time at family BBQ’s sharing a good cold beer. Mike found peace being outdoors and was a true animal lover. He was known to play a good practical joke and he always provided laughter. Mike will be truly missed, but his strong willed personality will live on through his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 47 years, Linda Lewis of Osage Bend, Mo.; two sons, Christopher Lewis (wife Sherry) of Freeburg, Mo. and Scott Lewis of Osage Bend, Mo.; one sister, Deborah Findley of Holts Summit, Mo.; two grandchildren, Dylan Lewis and Megan Lewis; several nieces and nephews; and his two best friends - dogs Gus and Maggie.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, 2308 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.