Richard Murel Lewis, 74, of Gideon, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at the Gideon Care Center.
Born June 20, 1929, in Campbell, Mo., son of the late Elmer Angelo and Gertrude Baker Lewis, he was a farmer and a member of the Clarkton General Baptist Church.
On April 12, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Dorothy Tune, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include four sons, Murel Eugene Lewis, of Little Rock, Ark., Richard Ira Lewis, of Gideon and Frankie Randolph and Denver Thomas Lewis, both of Clarkton, Mo.; three daughters, Marilyn Lee Elwood, of Colgate, Okla., Carolyn Ann Muns, of Clarkton and Delinda Sue Ray, of Gideon; one brother, Robert William Lewis, of Covington, Tenn.; two sisters, Audrey Arlene Todd, of Campbell and Helen Pipkins, of Flint, Mich.; 26 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Frankie Randolph Lewis; four brothers, John, Vernon, Lawrence and Frank Lewis and two sisters, Edith Brodick and Luah Belle Bench.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 28, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Gilmoe officiating.
Burial will follow at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Clarkton.