Breckenridge Texan

Dale W. Lewis

Dale W. Lewis
August 24
06:19 2021

Dale Wayland Lewis, 85, of Breckenridge, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. His funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Elliott Street Church of Christ, with Don Nelson officiating. Dale’s interment service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Dale was born March 24, 1936, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Thomas Edward Lewis and Cora Lillian Lasater-Lewis. He attended Oklahoma City University then joined the United States Navy, where he served four years as a medical corpsman, two of those years for the Marines. Dale married Helen Johnson on August 27, 1961, in Lovington, New Mexico. He retired from Arco Oil and Gas in Odessa, Texas, where he worked for 28 years. While working at ARCO, Dale and Helen also were co-owners of Allen’s Grocery, which they owned for 12 years. Dale then worked another 22 years in Breckenridge as a contract pumper. He was a faithful member of the Elliott Street Church of Christ and had the great honor of serving as a church elder for 24 years.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cleo Lewis, Joe Lewis, and Lester Lewis; and sisters, Juanita George, Lea Cash, and Nelda Myers.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of Breckenridge; son, Brad Lewis and wife Lisa of Odessa, Texas; daughter, Jill Stucks and husband Brian of Little Elm, Texas; grandchildren, Justin Lewis and wife Rachael (along with their son Koulter Dale), Makenzie Gomez and husband Jonathan, Jared Lewis and wife Mekayla, Collin Stucks, and Tyler Stucks; brother, Ernest Lewis and wife Susan of New Blaine, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Estelene Lewis of Duncan, Oklahoma; uncle, F.C. Lasater and wife Mary Jo of Monett, Missouri; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dale wanted to live to celebrate his and Helen’s 60th wedding anniversary, and he almost made it with just one week to go. He also wanted to be able to greet his two new great-grandchildren who are due soon.

Memorial donations in Dale’s name can be made to the Elliott Street Church of Christ Mission Print fund and may be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences may be made at meltonkitchens.com.

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