Albert LeRoy (Le) Lewis Jr passed away on June 12, 2023, 74, in West Valley City, Utah surrounded by his family. He was born on August 28, 1948 in Salt Lake City to his parents Albert (Bert) LeRoy Lewis Sr and Marian Lewis.

Le was a devoted and persistent husband and father who emphasized the values of family, service, and structure. This passion could easily be seen in his daily devotion to explaining his BDUs (uniform) to his kids in their early life.

He met Regina “Gene” Hill and was married in Augusta, Georgia on April 6, 1979. By the time of his passing, he was the proud father of six children and grandfather to 17 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 10.

As an Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he began to faithfully serve our country in the United States Army for what would become a 29 year career, accomplishing the rank of Master Sergeant. While enlisted, he also worked for the Utah Department of Transportation and retired after 20 years of service. He was always a committed member of the local community – giving his time to mission work, families with food insecurity and helping others find work through LDS employment service. He and Gene were lucky to serve a mission together in Utah.

Le is survived by his wife Gene, his six children: Donna Kelton (Bob McCulley), James Helms (fiancé Christie), Mike Rathgeber (Tiffany), Suzi Lewis Mealing (Glen), Lorie Lewis MacDonald (Bryan), Kevin Le Lewis (Becki), as well as 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by siblings: Barbara Teague Youngblood, Linda Busby, Rick Lewis (Connie), Chuck Lewis (Diane), his sisters-in-law Jane Webb & Jan Webb, and many others in the extended family.

Le is preceded in death by his father Albert LeRoy Lewis Sr (Bert), his mother Marian Lewis, brothers Alvin Webb and Norman Webb, sister Marilyn Safford, and granddaughter Jordyn Winters.

Funeral services for Le will be held at 11AM on Friday, June 16, 2023 at the Copperhill 7th Ward, 4195 South 6000 West in West Valley City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 6-8PM on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Larkin Mortuary – Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South in Riverton, Utah. Another viewing will take place at the ward prior to services on Friday beginning at 10AM. Interment with military funeral honors will follow at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah.

Funeral services will be streamed via Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Please visit www.larkinmortuary.com for information.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kidney Foundation and/or organizations in support of dementia.

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Larkin Mortuary - Riverton
3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT

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Jun 14, 2023

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What a shame to hear about MSG Lewis' passing on just now. We were mobilized for the Gulf War twice and upon returning from active duty he was my NCOIC during my command of E Company, 3/360th TSBn. Wish I had stayed in touch, Al. Sorry I didn't.

To all family reading this, greetings. MSG Lewis was my favorite soldier in the unit for the year I was in command and was a great, fun guy to do things with after duty hours had concluded.

May your memories never fade away from the folks who love you, Al.

Until the crossroads,

Tom

Tom , Sandy, UT, US Jul 06, 2023

What a shame to hear about MSG Lewis' passing on just now. We were mobilized for the Gulf War twice and upon returning from active duty he was my NCOIC during my command of E Company, 3/360th TSBn. Wish I had stayed in touch, Al. Sorry I didn't.

To all family reading this, greetings. MSG Lewis was my favorite soldier in the unit for the year I was in command and was a great, fun guy to do things with after duty hours had concluded.

May your memories never fade away from the folks who love you, Al.

Until the crossroads,

Tom

Tom , Sandy, UT, US Jul 06, 2023

Gene, I am truly sorry for your loss, my brother. God be with you.

Charles Lewis , Taylorsville, UT, US Jun 15, 2023

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