December 11, 1940 – January 21, 2018

Richard L. “Dick” Lewis, 77, of Newton, Illinois, passed away 3:58 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois. 

Funeral services celebrating Dick’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, Illinois, with Stephen Willis officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois.  Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.  In loving memory of Richard, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or Sons of American Legion Squadron #20.  Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Richard better known as “Dick” was born on December 11, 1940, in Newton, Illinois, the son of Walter and Dorothy (Whigitsel) Lewis.  Dick married Pat Williford on February 24, 1962, in Hammond, Indiana. Dick was a mechanic at Inland Steel of East Chicago for 40 years.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Newton and the Sons of American Legion Squadron #16 of Munster, Indiana.  Dick was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his friends for conversation and coffee.    

Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat Lewis of Newton; nephew, Terry (Tracie) Wilson of Munster, Indiana; niece, Ronda (James) Carr of DeMotte, Indiana; great-nieces, Sara Wilson, Karen Carr and Olivia Carr; great-nephew, Noah Wilson; and.several cousins also.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents.