Robert “Bob” Lee Lewis

February 25, 1935 – December 2, 2023

Mr. Robert “Bob” Lee Lewis, Sr., of Wright City, MO passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023. He was born on February 25, 1935, in St. Louis, MO to the late John Charles and Irene Lewis (nee: Wright.) Robert had reached the age of 88 years. 

Bob was united in marriage to Debra Lewis (nee: Ford) on April 6, 2015, in Rolla, MO, they spent 39 years together and were married for 8 of those years. Together among them, there were four children, Robert “Bobby”, Jr., Randy, Robyn, and Tracy. 

Bob was the longest elected official of Warren County for over 59 years. He graduated in 1961 with a BS in Civil Engineering, he later became the majority owner of Lewis-Bade, Inc., an Engineering and Surveying Firm in Warrenton, MO with offices also in Montgomery City. Serving as Warren County Surveyor for the past 60 years, during this time he had restored over 400 original government land corners which were lost or destroyed and added thousands of surveys to the County’s survey record books. Robert was also a member of numerous professional organizations including American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors, where he held all offices thru president, Missouri Association of County Surveyors, where he also held all offices, and the National Association of County Surveyors. Bob along with a surveyor from Phelps County initiated and started the County Surveyors association of Missouri. He was also a dedicated member of the Lions Club where he received the distinguished service award, and a charter member of the local Elks club, and a member Shiloh United Methodist Church in Foristell. Robert served 15 years on the Wright City School Board and was the Class Agent for the 1958 first Jr. College Class of College of the Ozarks, where he made a lasting impact on the lives of many. Among many awards, Bob was also honored with the Meritorious Award for Distinguished Achievement from the college of the Ozarks. Bob was an avid pilot and owned and flew several of planes. He also loved to ski whenever he had the opportunity. He was also Basketball player of the year at Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla and a member of the Jackling Jocks. He was also a member of both Wright City and College of the Ozarks Alumni Association.

Those that are grateful for having shared in Bob’s life are his beloved wife, Debi Lewis; his loving children, Robert “Bobby” Jr., (Pam) Lewis, Randy (Cynthia) Lewis, Robyn Dalton, and Tracy (Joey) Dorman; his cherished grandchildren, Desirae’ Lewis, Robbie (Alaina) Lewis, Kyle (Mackenzie) Lewis, Cassandra Waldron, Gavin Waldron, Ariel (Jonathon) Eversmeyer, Allison (Brett) Pearson, Rilee, Madison, and Mitchell Scheer, Ashley (Dalton) Koch, Cody (Madyson) Rebstock, and Austin Dorman; cherished great-grandchildren, Otto Lewis, Avery, Harper, Reece Eversmeyer, Aubrey, and Bennett Rebstock; dear sister-in-law, Carol Lewis. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Lewis; his late wife, Alice Lewis; his siblings, Margaret Gueltzau, Elizabeth Czeschin, Catherine Schreckengast, John C. Lewis, Jr., Evelyn Lewis, Charles Lewis, Mildred Lewis, Helen Lowe, and Mary Trusty; one grandson, Chad Scott Lewis. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

A visitation for Bob will be held from 3:00-7:00pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Faith Christian Family Church with a 10:00am Celebration of Life service on Friday, December 8, 2023, also at the church. A burial will follow at the Wright City Cemetery. Memorial donations are appreciated to The College of the Ozarks or the Chad Scott Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Bob c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 E. Main St., Warrenton, MO 63383. Online condolences may be made at

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Photo and memorial by the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors 12/5/23