I served in the Army.

Willie "Bobby" Ovid LewisI am a Veteran.

of Lubbock, TX

March 23, 1939 - September 17, 2020

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Ovid was born March 23, 1939 on a farm near Lockettville, Texas to Tom and Lena Lewis. He attended schools at Ropes, Meadow, Rogers, New Mexico and ultimately graduated High School at Ropes in 1957. Following graduation from high school, because he never liked the name his parents handed him, he manipulated a name change using his friends to make it happen. He was known after that by his friends as “Bobby.” Slowly “Ovid” gave way to “Bobby.” From then on only his family called him Ovid. Ovid served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Sargent E-5. He was stationed in Germany. Ovid married Lavonne Franklin and they had two children, Tommy Loyd and Tammi. Ovid eventually started farming close to Gomaz, Texas. His first love was farming which he was able to do until his retirement.

After a two-year battle with cancer he died September 17, 2020 at the age of 81.

Some of those left to continue loving him are his wife Lavonne; son, Tommy Loyd; daughter, Tammi Collins and husband Kurt; sisters, Maurine Biggs and Roseva Ford; brothers, Eugene Lewis and Leslie Lewis; and three grandchildren, Cooper Flanagan, Kutter Collins, and Trevor Lewis.

Ovid had a heart of gold, a generous heart, and a joyful spirit, but he would be upset if you knew that about him. Few people knew of the love this man had for others, especially those in need, because he purposely tried to direct attention away from his good deeds by pretending to think the opposite.

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Nansi i
Carlsbad, NM
Saturday, October 17, 2020

I have the fondest memories growing up with your dad! White River and all the laughter! Looking back we were roughing it and didn’t even know it, or care!

Hugs and prayers to Tammy and Tommy and Lavon. Hope your beautiful memories sustain you!

Love you all.


Sandra Mojica
Flower Mound, TX
Friday, October 16, 2020

Such a great man! Loved him so much and will cherish all of my memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and love you all very much!!

Spur, TX
Friday, October 16, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him driving down the street by our house in Brownfield on his way home from the farm, window rolled down, arm on the window and he always gave me the one finger wave! He will be missed, but glad he is resting.

Glynn Jones
Lubbock, TX
Friday, October 16, 2020

Bobby was a very dear friend. Always enjoyed seeing him at the coffee shop for coffee and a good visit.

Karla Rankin
Lubbock, TX
Monday, October 12, 2020

So very concerned for you all at this time. Ovid will be missed; yet, we will remember all the great laughter and his ability to make us laugh sitting around Grandma Lena‘s kitchen table- love y’all -

Reva Lovelace
Brownfield, TX
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Bobby. Our deepest sympathy.

Reva Lovelace & Sterling & Summer Lovelace & Family

Jimmy martin
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, September 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss, I always looked forward to seeing him when he came into the John Deere store

Lubbock, TX
Saturday, September 19, 2020

I know Bobby was loved and he will be missed.

He was real and genuine. Can’t say that about many these days.
Rest In Peace Bobby.