Robert G. Lewis Jr.

May 19, 2020
Robert Lewis Jr.

Searsmont — On Friday, May 15, 2020, Robert Gordon Lewis Jr., loving husband, father, and "Pop Pop," was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Robert was born June 25, 1954, in Rockland to Robert G. Lewis Sr. and Beverly Kitching Lewis. He was the oldest of three children. He grew up in West Rockport with his brother "Billy" and sister Jeannie. He attended local schools and received his diploma from Camden High School in 1974.

Robert had a reputation for being a hard worker. Over the years, he held various jobs across the Midcoast, including at Moss Tents, Sprowl Brothers Lumber, and restoring the Rockport Harbor Lime Kiln. On Aug. 20, 1983, he married Terry Lynn Garbotz in the West Rockport Baptist Church. Robert and Terry had two daughters and made their home in Searsmont.

Robert loved '70s rock music, family gatherings, and puttering around the house. Some of his fondest memories included visiting Civil War sites with his wife, attending rock 'n' roll concerts with his oldest daughter, Carly, and sitting around the homemade fire pit with his youngest daughter, Jolene. Robert was a homebody and finished most days relaxing with his pets and drinking a cold beer.

Robert was predeceased by his father, Robert Lewis Sr., mother Beverly Lewis, brother William Lewis, and his beloved Uncle Chummy. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Terry Lewis of Searsmont; sister Jeannie Lewis of West Rockport; daughter Carly Mercer of Belfast and her three children, Eiyah Jackson, Ayanna Jackson and Ethan Mercer; his daughter Jolene Lewis of Washington, D.C., and her two children, Marques Warren and Emre Lafortune.

The family has attended a private viewing. A celebration of Robert's life will be planned and announced for a later date.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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