MISSION – Gene Lewis, 80, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at his home in Mission.
Mr. Lewis was born to Tom and Ruby Lewis in Flagg, Castro County, on Jan. 10, 1937. He graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1955. He married Gay Malone on June 5, 1955, and farmed in Dimmit for 15 years before moving to the Rio Grande Valley in 1969 to become citrus farmers. In the 1980s they owned a mobile home park.
Survivors include his children, Robby Lewis of Bertram, Rusty Lewis of Edinburg, Randi Mena of Monte Alto and Rebecca Miller of Mission; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a brother and a son, Ricky Lewis.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.