Truman Ray Lewis, 86
Funeral services for Truman Ray Lewis, 86, of Clarkridge, Arkansas, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Clarkridge Church of Christ in Clarkridge with Brother Billy McFarland officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Mrs. Lewis died April 29.
He was born July 15, 1932, in Calamity Beach, Arkansas, the son of Albert and Maude McFarland Lewis. On March 3, 1956, in Mountain Home, he married Margie Pherigo.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Clarkridge. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Lewis worked as a crain operator on locks and dams all over the United States, including the Highways 62 and 101 bridges. He also worked as a cement finisher, and he raised cattle. He was an avid fisherman and loved Lake Norfork. He would con anyone he could into going fishing with him. When he couldn’t find anyone, he would go by himself, under protest of his wife.
He thought the only music there was to listen to was bluegrass, and those who came to visit him would probably get to hear a tune or two.
Survivors include his wife, Margie, of the home; two sons, Tommie Lewis and wife Patty of Arcadia, Indiana, and Bill Lewis and wife Angela of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; three daughters, Helen Parks and husband Eddie, and Tonya Strain and husband Paul, all of Clarkridge, and Ann Thomas and husband Kenny of Noble; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Melton, Michael Melton, Kyle Lewis, Devin Lewis, Ashley Lewis, Bo Parks, Adam Parks, Kattie Laney, Austin Strain and Markus Thomas; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon Lewis of Clarkridge; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Troy, Gene, Mack, Emmett and Clyde; one sister, Ilene; one granddaughter, Amanda Thomas; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Lewis.
Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford.
Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, directors.