RONALD K. LEWIS
Heaven has received another hero. Ronald K. Lewis 63, of 2601 East valley View was called home to heaven at 9:15pm on October 16, 2012 in his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Born on April 27, 1949 in Meredosia, Il. He was the son of Donald Lewis and the late Elta Mae (Sue) Lewis. He was married to Connie Fortner for 33 years, and even after divorcing remained close friends.
He was a hard worker and worked at Celotex for 27 years. Ronald Loved life, and lived it to the fullest. He loved everyone and will be missed by so many. His favorite things to do were spending time with his grandchildren whom he adored more than anything. He had a nickname for each of his children and grandchildren and we will cherish that forever. Family was his number one priority. He was a big bargain shopper and loved going to yard sales, and the gambling boat. He loved Elvis Presely and often called himself "The King." He loved God, and always wore a cross necklace around his neck. He was wise, as much as he was ornery, but we would have not had it any other way.
Survivors include his father, Donald Lewis of Quincy; a brother, Jeff Lewis and wife Cheryl of Kenner, LA; three sisters, Linda Cramsey, Donna Lewis and Anita Vaughn and her husband Blaine all of Quincy; six daughters, Lanelle Gallaher and her husband Jeff of Quincy, Dawn Raleigh and her husband Matt of Payson, IL, Ginny Lewis and her fiance Homer Feltes Jr. of Quincy, Linda Swoape and her husband Timmy Swoape of Quincy, Chrystal Lewis and her fiance James Holt of Quincy and Shawna Mefford of Keokuk, IA; four sons, Ronald Flisk of North Dakota, Mikey Fortner and fiance Misty Bowen of Mendon, Ronald K Lewis II and Patrick Lewis both of Quincy; and an adopted son he always had a special bond with, Zac Winerts. He had 23 grandchildren and one due in March 2013, whom he loved dearly; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ronald was an amazing Father, brother, Uncle and friend. He was always willing to help others and did whatever it took to support and protect his family. He will always bring a smile to our faces and a warmth in our hearts.
He was proceeded in death by his mother Elta Mae (Sue) Lewis in June, 2010.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 12:00 Noon in Benville Cemetery in Brown County, Illinois by Pastor Steve Disseler.
Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.