OBITUARY: Gerald Dean Lewis, 77, of Marble Falls dies May 19, 2013

A graveside service for Gerald Dean Lewis, 77, of Marble Falls is 10 a.m. May 22 at Smithwick Cemetery with Chaplain William Karlison officiating.

Gerald was born Sept. 9, 1935, in High Grove, Texas, to Gordon and Amanda Purcell Lewis and died May 19, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Gerald enjoyed life to the fullest until the last few years. Some of his favorite things to do were the rodeo, hunting, fishing and watching wrestling and old Westerns. But he really loved his weekly trips to Opie’s Bar-B-Q in Spicewood.

He started work at Texas Granite in 1955, and, in later years, he loved welding and building things in his shop.

He loved growing roses, telling the best jokes and putting you on the ground with his handshake. Gerald and Barbara managed to travel to 12 states in their ventures of looking at historical sites, areas of interest and different landscapes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Wynell Haydon; daughter-in-law Vonda Lewis; brother, Glen Lewis; sister-in-law Jeanette Lewis; and his aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, Joe Lewis and wife Tammy; daughters, Peggy Henderson and husband Bill, Lillian Floyd and husband Charlie and Paula Williams; stepsons, H.E. Nauman and wife Maryann and Robert Nauman and wife Sherri; sister Betty Dewbre and husband Bob; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation is 6-8 p.m. May 21 at Edgar Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St. in Burnet, (512) 756-4444. Friends may extend condolences to the family at