Larry Gene Lewis, a lifelong resident of Yale, passed away on Saturday, August 06, 2011 at his home at the age of 69 years.


Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Yale, OK and will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in the First Assembly of God Church in Yale with Mr. Jack Hill and Pastor Randell Newby officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.


Larry is a son of Claude Lewis, Jr. and Francis (Smith) Lewis, He was born on September 14, 1941 in Yale.  Following high school which he attended in Yale, Larry worked all across the United States building oil storage tanks. He later began working as a boiler maker where he helped construct power plants.  During his down time in between projects, Larry worked several other jobs which included working as an electrician, plumber, building homes, and in coal mines with his father.


Larry always kept his home in Yale, even when he was away on a job he still called Yale home.  He retired in 1995 and focused his attention to his farm, where he loved raising cattle and horses.  Larry was a longtime member of the Yale Church of Christ and member of the Local 592 Boiler Makers Union.  In his spare time he loved watching old westerns and O.S.U. football games. Most of all he loved spending time with his many children, grandchildren, and wife. He always enjoyed going to his grandkids various sporting events.


Survivors include his wife Sherrie of the home; mother, Francis Lewis of Yale; two sons, Randy Lewis and his wife Tamara of Yale and Jeremy Lewis of the home in Yale; four daughters, Linda Wingard and her husband Darrel of Blossom, TX, Lisa Acreman and her husband Doyle of Tulsa, OK; Amy Hargrove and her husband Joe of Yale, OK, and Ashley Lewis of the home in Yale; one brother, Rick Lewis and his wife Carol of Yale; one sister, Mary Sue Parsons and her husband Don of Cushing; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Larry was preceded in death by his father, Claude Lewis, Jr.

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