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Dan C. Lewis

Dan C. Lewis

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Faith Baptist Church for Dan C. Lewis of Artesia.

Lewis, 73, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso.

Michael Elliott will officiate at the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Asher, Jay Bilberry, Cheto Moreno, Richard Artrip, ElRay Sutton, Ken Poskey and Richard Jones.

Lewis was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Three Rivers, Texas, the son of Perry M. Lewis and Evelyn (Martin) Lewis.

On June 14, 1963, he married Judy Mills in Kermit, Texas, and the couple came to Artesia in December 1975 from Maljamar.

He was a plant operator and retired in 2010 from DCP after 38 years on the job. His first goal after retirement was to read all six volumes of “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” His next goal was to learn Spanish.

In 2009, he accomplished his dream of walking on the Great Wall of China. Along with his family and friends, he was able to take many cruises and travel to different parts of the world.

He was blessed with a family he loved and was very proud of them. Dan was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed jogging, using his metal detector, and reading. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church and served as a greeter. He had a heart of gold and was compassionate and loving to family, friends, and everyone he met.

Survivors include his spouse, Judy Lewis, of the family home; sons Dan S. Lewis and wife Theresa of Artesia and Duane Lewis and wife Cheri of Paris, Texas; grandchildren Caleb Lewis and wife Beth and Brad Lewis and wife Kristin, all of Edmond, Okla., Luke, Parker, Lilly and Tate Lewis, all of Paris, Texas, and Ashlee Langston; great-grandchildren Conner and Cash Lewis and Jace Molina; and brother Pat Lewis and wife Jane of Van, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Perry Lewis; and sister Peggy Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, 4707 Bengal St., Dallas, TX, 75235.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.