Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home

2230 North Thompson Street, P.O. Box 6294, Springdale, AR

Phone: 479-756-2010

Rufus Brittie Lewis

Murrieta, CA

1928 - 2018

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Published: January 28, 2018

Rufus Brittie Lewis of Murrieta, Calif., passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

He was born in Nail, Ark., on April 20, 1928, son of the late George (Wash) and Addie (Wages) Lewis. He loved his church and the people were very special to him. He served in many different capacities throughout his life. He enjoyed making people laugh with his simple jokes. Game playing with friends was a favorite past time. He loved nature and fishing.

Rufus was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Harris Lewis, to whom he was married for 60 years.

Rufus is survived by his daughter and her husband, Renee and Greg Smith; two grandchildren: Scott Smith and Victoria Patterson; four great-grandsons: Jesse and Craig Smith and Cole and Ry Patterson.

Visitation will be held on Jan. 29, 2018, at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale, Ark., from 5-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, Ark. Pastor Larry Mitchell will officiate. Please visit to sign the online guest book.

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