Jerry Don Lewis, 68, of Pampa, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Houston after a valiant battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Briarwood Full Gospel Church with Rev. Johnathan Paul Totty, rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Galveston, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.
A reception will follow the memorial service at MK Brown Civic Center in the HR Room from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Jerry was born on July 2, 1954 in Plainview to Johnny Lewis and Joyce Totty Holley. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1972 then attended Texas State Technical Institute in Amarillo where he earned his Associates Degree in Construction Technology. After college, Jerry worked construction in Dallas for a few years building churches. He began his career in the oilfield after moving to Pampa where he started working for Haliburton on January 26, 1977. In 2005, Jerry left Halliburton to become an independent consultant in the oilfield industry. He worked for Samson Resources, Bravo, Blackbeard Operating, and most recently for Sanguine. Jerry continued working until the time of his passing.
Jerry had a great sense of humor and relished pulling pranks on friends and family. Not only will his laughter be missed, but also his counsel to family and friends when asked. Those who were fortunate enough to know Jerry, recognized that underneath his tough exterior beat a heart of gold that proved over the years to be a phenomenal protector of family and loved ones.
He met the love of his life, Linda Naylor, in 2005 and they married on July 7, 2007 on Eagle Glacier just outside of Juneau, Alaska. Jerry enjoyed playing golf and fishing during his free time. He was always happy to spend time outdoors, but he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his: father, Johnny Lewis; brother, John Lewis; one stepdaughter, Jamie Frye Morris; stepson, Blake Frye; and maternal and paternal grandparents: Norval and Leta Mae Totty and Harvey and Delia Lewis.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Lewis, of the home; mother, Joyce Totty Holly of Boerne; adopted daughter, Natalie Frye of Flower Mound; stepdaughter, Tara Jackson and husband Steve of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Ryan Frye and wife Amy of Sunnyvale, Madison Jackson and Ava Jackson of Fort Worth, and Jett Frye of Durango, Colorado; one great-grandchild, Sadie Frye of Sunnyvale; three sisters, Terri Herrington and husband Dan of Boerne, Tanaya Krauss and husband Craig of Driftwood, and Susie Lewis; sister-in-law, Rebecca Lewis Chisum and husband Ron of Amarillo; nieces and nephews, Jason Herrington and wife Jaclyn of Boerne, Stacie Barker and husband Darrell of Spring Branch, Krystin Burns and husband Justin of Driftwood, Kayden Mims of Driftwood, Seth Lewis of Pampa, Christopher Lewis and wife Gina of Amarillo, Jacob Lewis and wife Carly of Amarillo; and a host of extended family members and friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21741.