Robert (Bob) Reeves Lewis was born in Lafayette, Indiana on December 9, 1960 and grew up in Prairie Township in Warren County on his family’s farm. He was an only child of two very devoted parents, Louis and Tunie Oliver Lewis. Louis had met Bob’s Mother on a train in Canada. They then corresponded and Tunie came to Indiana and they were married. Bob attended The Locust Grove Methodist Church. He helped his parents with the farm and the special cattle they raised. He was well thought of in the community and was a 10 year 4-H member. He did very well showing his cattle. He was a bright, sensitive and caring child and full of willingness to help. While in high school he was very involved in his school activities, was in the Drama club, Thespians, History Club, Spanish club, Speech club, Debate team, Math team, and was a member National Honor Society. Robert was an extremely smart young man and after graduating from Benton County High School in 1979, he went on to graduate from Purdue University with a degree in Pharmacology. While at Purdue, Robert was in Kappa Psi which is a professional fraternity for pharmacy students. He was also a member of the Student American Pharmaceutical Association.
Bob moved to Houston in 1984 and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and worked for Walgreens for 13 years.
He was a member of the Woodland Heights Civic Association, the Houston Heights Civic Association, the Heights Merchants Business Association, the Texas Pharmaceutical Association and Kappa Psi Fraternity and a member of the Board of Directors for the Milam House. He was also a driving force behind the annual Walgreens/Channel 13 Seniors Valentine Celebration.
Bob loved to travel and visited Australia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Bahamas. He loved to go shopping and collected American Fostoria Glassware. He liked to give ‘simple’ dinner parties, loved to country western dance, loved to eat shrimp at Landry’s in Kemah, Texas and always had the ever present, Mountain Dew soft drink in his hand.
He was always happy to see you. Bob loved life, helping people, his friends, and making sure that everything was ‘just perfect’. Everyone who knew him misses his impish smile, quick dry wit and the love he gave everyone. Bob passed away from complication from AIDS on June 11, 1997. He requested that the Lewis LTR Cloverdale Foundation be developed to support the community based 501(c)3 organizations.