Long-time Wyoming resident, Donny Lewis, passed away February 12, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming.
“Donny” was born as Donald Kenneth Lewis on December 2, 1963 in Gilroy, California to Phyllis and Wayne Lewis. The family moved back to Dubois in 1964.
He was active in sports in High School. He played basketball and football at Dubois High School for two years. He was also on the football team at Jackson High School for two years. He was a member of the Jackson Broncs state Championship team in 1981. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1982.
Donny worked mostly in construction, learning from his Uncle, Ken Moore, and his brother Bobby, while working for them. He later worked as an independent contractor, with a specialty in decorative wood, including making a decorative alter for his nephew’s outdoor wedding. The alter was later used as the newlyweds headboard for their bed.
Donny was an avid outdoorsman. He amassed a large collection of arrowheads during his hikes in the badlands and mountains around Dubois and other parts of Wyoming. He also made wind chimes and necklaces with the arrowheads and rocks he found.
Donny had an infectious sense of humor and enjoyed entertaining family and friends with his impersonations of celebrities and even friends he knew personally. His stable of impressions included the late Sean Connery as James Bond, Billy Bob Thornton as Carl in “Slingblade”, members of “The Simpsons”, Pee Wee Herman and many others.
Although Donny never had children, he had a wonderful way with children.
Donny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse and Anne Moore, Perry and Effie “Dot” Lewis, his father Wayne Lewis, his brother, Bobby Lewis and Perry "Skeeter" Lewis, his sister, Debbie Hall and his stepfather Murray Shattuck.
He is survived by his mother Phyllis Shattuck, his sisters, DeLaine Lewis Sacco (Freddie), Linda Hancock (Moose), Michelle Conley, LeeAnn Dinnell (Tracy), his brothers, Rusty Bradshaw (Jeannie), Steve Lewis (Mary), Wayne "Rusty" Lewis, Murray Shattuck Jr. (Lisa), Patrick Shattuck (Connie), and Daniel Lewis. As well as many nieces and nephews and their children. And finally his beloved Dachshunds, Oscar and Lunky.
A celebration of life for Donny will be conducted at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.
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