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Lewis, Robert W.

Lewis, Robert W.

March 29, 1963 — October 16, 2020

Robert Wayne “Bobby” Lewis, 57, of Kansas City, MO passed on October 16, 2020. Visitation 5-8pm Oct. 23 at Park Lawn Funeral Home (8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138), masks are required. Funeral 1pm Oct. 24 at Greenwood Cemetery (1251 SE Hook Lane, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082), everyone is welcome for this graveside service which will be outdoors. Bobby left this world with his older brother Freddy Lewis. Preceded in death by his parents Fred Henry Lewis, Sr., Eleanore M. Lewis and his sister Lynne Marie Lewis. Survived by his siblings: Penny Sexton (Wayne), Cathy Lewis, Andy Lewis, Jimmy Lewis (Christine), Tilda Londre (Tristan), Karen Rohan (Mickey Meehan), Susie Nowatzki (Joe), Cindy Lewis, Donny Lewis (Amanda), Amy Van Wagner (Michael) and Jenny Hyder (Eric). His nieces and nephews: Brian Lewis, Jessie Lewis, Emma Taylor, Marissa Agueros, Syd Parrish, Sarah Lewis, Hayley Houchen, Taylor Nowatzki, Presley Lewis, Sierra Lewis, Gage Rohan, Graham Londre, Matt Lewis, Parker Sexton, Henry Londre, Caleb Lewis, Cameron Duffin, Tanner Nowatzki, Sophie Lewis, Ellie Londre, Gilbert Londre, Kennedy Lewis, Cassidy Duffin, Addy Londre, Maddie Van Wagner, Jacob Van Wagner and Alex Hyder. His great nieces and nephews: Eric (Cain) Lewis, Tavious Brown, Chandon, Desi, Eli, Tulsi, Briar, Weston, Grant, Mary, Brooklynn, Delaney, Charlotte and Phoebe. His great-great nephews Roman and Romeo. Also survived by close friends Frankie Bartkoski, Debbie Hart, Denise Watford, Joe Beauchamp, Mark Kleitz, Ron Oney, many cousins and friends, and Center Annex neighborhood friends.

Bobby was born on March 29, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri to Fred “Henry” Lewis and Eleanore Marilyn (Andersen) Lewis. He grew up in Kansas City MO with some early brief stays in Mountain Home, Arkansas and Dayton MO with his family. He graduated from Center Senior High School class of 1981. He was an exceptional baseball player and overall athlete. He was the guy you wanted on your team and on your side of any fight.

Bobby worked his whole life in construction, just like his dad and alongside his older brother Andy. He had earlier jobs at Hardees and he was one of many in his family that also worked for Farmers Insurance.

Bobby loved to cook and was amazing at it, he was always inviting family over to eat and enjoy his food. He took great pride in teaching Joe B. how to cook. His bacon stuffing was a favorite on Thanksgiving and he made the best lasagna ever. He never had to use a recipe because it was all in his head. He had a photographic memory that served him well. He had the highest IQ at his high school and could easily show up for a test without any studying and ace it, and he often did. Bobby had a great deal of interest in history. With his photographic memory he could recall many facts at any given moment, at times he was like a walking, talking encyclopedia.

Bobby loved playing guitar and singing in the family band called Infinity, he was proud to be on stage with them and liked to steal the limelight. He was the ultimate country music fan and loved the classics from Merle, George Jones and Waylon.

He had such a soft spot for his two dogs that he spoiled every day, Auggie and Mahomes Sue were his babies. He was known to help care for his elderly neighbor and bring dog treats for neighbor’s dogs.

Bobby had a highly competitive nature and was bold when showing it. He liked to play any games, card games, board games and the marble game his dad made by hand. He taught sisters how to play chess and he loved to play Clue with his brother Freddy. He always won Monopoly so his siblings assumed he cheated, but maybe he didn’t. He was a sore loser that didn’t let that happen very often. Golf and playing pool were favorite activities of his.

To say Bobby was protective was an understatement, if he knew and loved you he was going to do whatever he could to protect you. He taught friends and family how to fight (sisters included) and how to stand up for yourself. His favorite movie was On the Waterfront, a story about a fighter who stood up for the underdog. And no one meant more to him than his family, they were everything to him. He had a tough exterior but it didn’t take long to see that Bobby had a heart of gold. He was feisty, passionate and fiercely protective of his loved ones and friends.

Bobby had a wild streak that always ensured a fun and unpredictable time for all involved but when he had to take something seriously he did it with the utmost respect and care. He was full of charm to those who knew him and also to complete strangers. However, if you crossed him..look out. Especially if it involved one of his beloved family members or friends.

Only second to their love of family and friends was Bobby and Freddy’s love of their Royals and Chiefs. Their family was thankful they got to see the Chiefs win the Superbowl and the Royals win the World Series, both within the last 5 years of their lives. Going back to when Freddy and Bobby were kids they were always near each other and shared many common interests. Their family takes comfort knowing they left this world at the same time and they are still together, forever. The Lewis family now have two of their big brothers as guardian angels and they are forever in our hearts. We were blessed to have them as our brothers, uncles, cousins, friends, coworkers and to share their love.

Service Information

Visitation 5-8pm Oct. 23 at Park Lawn Funeral Home (8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138), masks are required. Funeral 1pm Oct. 24 at Greenwood Cemetery (1251 SE Hook Lane, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082), everyone is welcome for this graveside service which will be outdoors

Lewis, Robert W.'s Guestbook

Although I haven't seen Bobby in several years, I thought of him often, especially when the Chiefs we playing. I worked with him on and off over the years and he always came through for me. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Marty Smith

I am going to miss Bobby, I will never forget my cousin. I've worked with him and partied with him and he kept me out of trouble a few times, I will miss him.

Eric Burke

This man showed up for everything for me, from high school graduation (granted Cindy graduated also!!!) to my retirement party and everything in between. I will miss that face at any and all celebrations going forward. Keep a beer cold for me brother as I will for you. Love to you.

Teresa (Beauchamp) Law

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