Phillip R. Lewis
Phillip R. Lewis, passed away in his home on January 6th, 2021. He was 73 years of age.
Dressed in jeans, plaid shirt, a big ol’ belt buckle and a-mile-wide dimple to dimple grin,
Phil brought joy to everyone that knew him.
These attributes will be forever embedded in our hearts.
He was a humble, easy going “no drama” man with a caring heart. His generosity was
endless and he never asked anyone for anything. He was selfless and
always there to lend a helping hand. Friends and Family describe
him as having “something special about him that was hard to put into words”,
but could be felt with the heart.
He was a loyal friend and enjoyed many years of memories with his buddy Gerry.
There was always an open dinner invitation for anyone that knew him.
He will be forever missed by his daughter Carrie and friend Bonnie at Tuesday night dinners and by his sister Judy and brother in-law Russell at their breakfast meet ups!
Phil was a desert cowboy with a “playground” as his backyard. He had a love for
four wheeling, hunting and camping with family, leaving many of us with so many
wonderful memories. He was an honored member of the Las Vegas Jeep Club
and really enjoyed poker runs in “Plum Crazy” (his jeep), with Russell & Carrie in the back seat!
He had sense of exploration and was always ready to drive down a dirt road to see where he may end up.
His excitement for adventure lead to TWO helicopter experiences above the Grand Canyon with his daughter Carrie.
Phil was an avid gun and binocular collector and had an impressive camera collection!
He had an enjoyment of technology and always had the latest “as seen on TV” gadgets
His passion for dancing and love of Budweiser brought him to his
regular Thursday night outings with his cousin Johnny at Larry’s Hideaway.
Dressed in his best cowboy hat and boots, his impressive two-stepping
skills were in demand and he was always up to spin the ladies around
the dance floor! During the Covid lockdown he spent most his time watching every
single movie on Netflix and hanging with family and grand-dog Alice.
He was a veteran who served four years in the Airforce, working as an Aircraft Mechanic
and Crew Chief. Following the Airforce, his career took him to the Nevada Test Site
until his retirement in 2002 when he was able to spend all his time with his beloved wife Kathleen until her passing in December 2007.
Phillip R. Lewis, was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen (Byerwalter) Lewis; his son Russell Lewis;
his parents Al & Ruby “Laveeda” Lewis; brother Alton Lewis and his beloved furry best friends,
Peanut & Ralph. He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Anne Lewis;
brothers Darrell & Perry Lewis; sister Judy Williams and first wife turned best friend, Bonnie Sandusky.
We know that he did not leave us … he just left before us.
He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts!
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 12th, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial
Cemetery in Boulder City, due to Covid restrictions, attendance is limited to immediate family members.
Anyone who wishes to attend virtually via live stream, a link will be sent out to you in advance.
Please contact Carrie Anne Lewis at 702.683.7138 to register for link.
A Celebration of Life will be held on the same day. Please contact
Carrie Anne Lewis at 702.683.7138 for details for those who would like to attend.
RIP Phil, you will be missed!
Our prayers are with you KK and the test of Phil’s family and your mom.We will truly miss Phil all our love to you all Uncle and Candy
Carrie, my heart hurts for you and all of your dad’s loved ones. He created so many memories with you and those will forever and always be stored in your heart. Much love and prayers for your comfort during this difficult time.
Mr. Lewis, or as we knew him, ‘Carrie’s dad’ always made us feel welcome and included. You never worried that you said the wrong thing. He could talk to anyone and make them comfortable. Very interesting man with interesting stories but let everyone talk. True salt of the earth. He loved his family and will be missed by us all.
Our deepest condolences to the family. Phil was a great son , brother,husband, friend , uncle, and cousin.
With great sympathy,
Vicki & Tom Anderson
I’ve known Phil since I was 15, met him out dancing (of course) We had 2 wonderful children together which kept us in contact ( forever) I made a promise to Kaye I would take care of Phil & Ralphie for her just before she left us & I fulfilled that promise. Our hearts are broken again, but know they are happy now & I know Russell Dean is happy to see his Dad! It’s their turn to be happy but our turn to be sad… greatly loved & missed by all, but peace in our hearts. Will be visiting them often @ the memorial trees & always in our hearts!!! 💔❤️😍
I am heartbroken at your passing. It doesn’t seem real that I can no longer pick up the phone to call you. I miss our breakfasts, trips to Eagle Valley, dinners on Thanksgiving and Christmas and our traditional New Year’s Day dinner of black eyed peas. You were a quiet, gentle man. When you gave your heart to someone it was true and faithful. You loved your children with all your heart. You endured many heartbreaks with a strength that I never had and greatly admired. You went too soon dear brother and you leave so many with broken hearts, but our love for you will never fade away. May you Rest In Peace surrounded by the loved ones that went before you.
Love you….your Sis
Phil was one of the most stand up men I have ever met. My Aunt Kay adored him!!! He was loving and so generous to the whole family.
My heart hearts for you Carrie Ann. Sending you prayers for comfort and peace on this hard day and for the long road ahead. I love you my friend.
My Pa, My Heart! I miss you every single day! I am so broken. You live forever in my heart.
Carrie Ann & family, my condolences on the passing of your dad. Be strong, because soon we will see Phillip again. Take all the time to grief, it’s natural, there is no time limit. When you have a little time, please call me at (702)434- 1752. Thank you and take care of yourself.
Missing my Pa. so very much! Please God send me a sign!