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Gene Fretwell

    Funeral services for Gene Fretwell, 77, of Lamesa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Charlie Shook officiating.
    Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. 
    Visitation will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, July 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
    Gene passed away July 9, 2019 in Lamesa, Texas. 
    He was born January 12, 1942 in Lamesa, Texas to Welch and Jewel (Ray) Fretwell. He married Bertha 
Rosales September 29, 2001 in Lamesa, Texas. 
    He worked as a welder for many years. He was a simple man who didn’t require much. He found contentment in working and great satisfaction and love in his blended families. He loved 
others and was greatly loved by many. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church for several years.
    Gene is survived by his wife, Bertha Fretwell of Lamesa; children, Kathy 
Husie of Wisconsin, David Fretwell of Austin, Welch Fretwell of Texarkana, Lupe Vela and husband, Joe of Lamesa, Ramon Vidal and wife, Lupe of Lamesa, Ruben Vidal of Hereford, Rosa Vidal of Victoria, Fernando Vidal and wife, Yolanda of Lamesa, David Vidal and wife, Kathleen of Ohio, and Andrea Vidal of Lamesa; sisters, Gloria Dayton, and Barbara Fretwell both of Dallas; numerous grandkids and great grandkids; and numerous nephews and nieces. 
    He is preceded in death by his parents;daughter,Vickie Fretwell; brother, Wendell Fretwell; and sister, Betty Jo Fretwell. 
    In lieu of flowers the 
family suggests memorials to Crestview Baptist Church 610 N. Avenue V., Lamesa, Texas 79331. 
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