Virgil J. “Skee” Lewis

Graveside service for Virgil J. “Skee” Lewis, 61, Eudora, will held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 at Eudora Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, please be mindful of social distancing guidelines if planning to attend the graveside service. Skee passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home.

Skee was born on August 6, 1958 in De Soto, Kansas the son of Virgil and Stella (Sams) Lewis.

Most of his life he loved motorcycle riding and motorcross. He always enjoyed Western’s especially John Wayne, he enjoyed coaching and watching Little League Baseball. His grandchildren were always his top priority.

He was a truck driver for the majority of his life.

He married Rhetta Miller on January 27, 1997 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his sons, Brandon Lewis (Jerri Harris), Caleb (Kristen) Lewis, Josh Lewis all of Eudora, KS, Martin (Jenny) Dunavin of Wilsonville, OR; daughter, Melody (Steve) Buchholz of Eudora, KS; many siblings; ten grandchildren, Graci, Isaac, Sebastian, Lily, Rainey, Grant, Bella, Addi, Isla and Landen.


27 Condolences

  1. Randy Foos on May 11, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Ski. He always treated me with so much respect and we had many great conversations.
    Retta, Caleb, Josh, Brandon, Mel, and Marty, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. You all mean the world to me.


  2. Jason Cundiff on May 11, 2020 at 9:36 am

    So sorry to hear of Skee’s passing. Praying for you and your family at this time.

  3. Connie Sams on May 11, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Junior’s passing, he will be greatly missed. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. Steve Smith and Family on May 11, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    My prayers are with the family in this sad time I’m gonna miss my little buddy but he will never be forgotten RIP Virgil until we meet again Love you my friend you will always be in my thoughts

  5. Sheery Regalado on May 11, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    My heart is so saddened by the passing of my brother Skee. I mill miss him so much. My heart goes out to Rhetta. My prayers are with you all.

  6. Linda Blankenship on May 11, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Prayers and sympathy to everyone. I love you Junior. You was more like a brother (growing up) than my nephew. You will be missed.

  7. Leo Souders on May 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Rhetta, Brandon, Caleb & Melody,

    May GOD bless each of you with his Grace during this time of sadness. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers during the coming days, weeks and months. I pray GOD will replace the sorrow with joyful memories each of you possess in your hearts of Virgil.

  8. Beverly Cadue on May 11, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    So sad for your loss. My heart goes out to you and the kids. Even though I hadn’t seen him in a while, it did not diminish the loss, he was after all, family.

  9. Dianne Ellenberger on May 11, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Oh Rhetta Jane and the rest of the Lewis family I am so very sorry to hear of Skee’s passing. May God give you the strength and courage to get you through this sad time. Deepest sympathy to you all.

  10. Don Dolina on May 12, 2020 at 3:31 am

    So sorry for your loss my heart goes out for you and the kids

  11. Chris & Theresa Abel on May 12, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Our thoughts and prayers and sincere sympathy are with your family.

  12. Joey and Sarah Frost on May 12, 2020 at 11:41 am

    We are so sorry for your loss! We will be praying for you guys!!

  13. Bunnea L Sams on May 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Junior, Rest in peace,Greet all who have gone before you. Peace be to all your families here.

  14. Joyce Chrisman on May 12, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Rhetta and family, I am so sorry to hear the news of Skee. You are in our thoughts and prayers and wishing I could give you a big hug! ❤️

  15. Valerie on May 12, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Skee he was such a kind man. I know it’s hard when you loss someone you love, just know I’m thinking of you and sending my love.

  16. Whitney Lafferty on May 12, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Rhetta & family,
    I always remember skee with a smile. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  17. Dave Durkin on May 12, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to all of you. God Bless.

  18. Teri Lyn Nichols on May 13, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Caleb please know how very sorry I am to hear of your dads passing. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  19. Brett Lafferty on May 13, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Rhetta and Family,

    Very sorry for your loss. Skee was always in a happy go lucky attitude and was always fun to be around. He will be missed. Please let me know if I can help out in any way.

  20. Julia Jackson on May 13, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    May Our God Grant you Peace and Comfort

  21. Patsy Roseman on May 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you all!

  22. Ronnie Sams on May 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    See you later Junior RIP little brother

  23. Gina Oberg on May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Will miss you Junior, my favorite cousin (psss…don’t tell the others!) Love to your wife, children and grandchildren.

  24. Gary Scott on May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Sorry for your loss. Hold on to those memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  25. Lia O’Brien on May 14, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that Skee is no longer with us. He was a genuine person. A good man. He will live on in so many stories and memories. So much love to his large and beautiful family.

  26. Mike & Judy Willis and family. on May 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Such a great loss. Our hearts are breaking. Prayers and hugs.

  27. Peg on May 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Thoughts & prayers to all. Peg & Gary Buchanan

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