Lewis R. Greer, 54, of Farmington, IA, passed away at his home early Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Lewis was born May 10, 1965 in Keokuk, IA, to Ronald D. Fox and Sandy Mortimer. He was raised by George Ellis. Lewis was united in marriage to Belinda Moor in 1984 in Keokuk. She survives.
Lewis worked a variety of jobs throughout his life. He started as a tow boat deck hand, later worked at Steel Castings in Keokuk and then ending up at as a mechanic for a gold mine in Arizona. Lewis moved to the Farmington area approximately 2 years ago. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping. Lewis really enjoyed anything that could allow him to be outdoors. He enjoyed going to the race track and especially loved sitting around bonfires at night with family and friends. To say that Lewis was a great man would be a true understatement. He was an amazing son, father, grandfather, and husband and was willing to help anyone who needed it.
He will be greatly missed by his son; James Moore of Farmington, IA, daughter; Brooke Greer of Kahoka, MO, step-daughter; Sarah Gould of Montrose, IA, a grandson whom he helped raise; Jaedyn Greer, and 11 other grandchildren; Sierra, Louis, Tyler, Madison, Damon, Logan, Xander, Caleb, Braydon, Adam and Payton, two sisters; Sunde Nelson of Keokuk, Quianna Ellis of Mt. Pleasant, IA, and brother; Marten Greer of O'Fallon, MO, a half-brothers; Ron, Jr., Scott, and Owen Fox, and half-sisters; Misty and Michelle Fox, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Lewis was preceded in death by his step-father; Thomas Greer, a brother, maternal grandparent, and a step-daughter; Nikki.
Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19, the family has decided that Lewis would best be honored and remembered by having a barbecue and bonfire at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Jaedyn's educational fund.
Tributes and condolences may be entered at dejongsfuneralhomes.com.
"I think of you every day, I miss your texts, pictures and recipes you sent to me. I hope to be as strong as you were throughout your illness. I hope to be as strong as Belinda was in caring for you and keeping it together even though her heart was breaking. I hope to be as stoic as James was while he took on the caregiver role and performed it with such love. Your family is a tribute to the love you shared. There is no better tribute. RIP Louie..."
"There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about you big brother I will miss you more than you will ever know. And I am Thankful we made peace between us and the Truth came out in the end but I will always miss the lost time we could of had spending time together as a family. I love you Louie I am glad you are not hurting anymore. And I am so proud of Belinda she took good care of you in your last days. And I promise I will always be here for her I know how much you truly loved her and I know how much she also loved you. RIP You are gone but will NEVER Be Forgotten ???????"
"There are know words, til we meet again my friend!"
"When he worked at castings. I delivered pop an food to the plant. He always spoke to me. He will be missed"
"James iam so sorry to hear this prayers for you all"
"I love you dearly and it was my greatest pleasure to help you die with dignity and peace. Till we meet again. .Love, Bendi"