Funeral services for Earl Ray Lewis, 78, were held Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale with Rev. David Attwood officiating. Burial was in Sand Grove Cemetery near Milano.
Mr. Lewis was born with his twin sister on Sept.17, 1933, in Gause to Jot Franklin and Willie Elma (Smith) Lewis.
He grew up in Milam County and became a Milano resident in 1964.
He served on the Milano City Council for 15 years and with Milano Volunteer Fire Department for 20- plus years.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the Woodmen of the World and a Mason.
He worked at Alcoa for 33 years, then retired and went to work at the Milano ISD, where he was a bus driver, janitor and maintenance person for 10 years.
In 2006, he went to work as a maintenance man at Walmar t in Rockdale and was there until 2010.
Mr. Lewis was known for his sense of humor, his great work ethics, his giving of himself and his time and his great love of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Audrey; two brothers, Jot Edward Lewis and Douglas Lewis; a sister, Martha Salvaggio; three brothersin law, Ed Moody, Ed Seal and Tony Salvaggio; and a sister-in-law, Marie Lewis.
Sur vivors are his twin sister, Myrle Faye Seal of Carrier, Mississippi; two sisters, Nannie Belle Moody of San Antonio, Elma Ann Wilhite and husband Rusty of Rockdale; a brother, Emmett Calver t Lewis and wife Edna of Rockdale; five children, Gene Ragan and wife Gloria of Calvert, Connie Seelke of Rockdale, Ray Griffith and wife Kay Lynn of Fort Stockton, John Ragan and wife Jenny of Lubbock, Kenneth Griffith and wife Donna of Davilla; and two special friends, Jesse Love and Travis Yoakum, both of Milano; also, 14 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren and two great- greatgrandchildren
Pallbearers were Masonic Lodge members, Eugene Morgan, Aaron Alford, Darrell Morgan, Jesse Love, Mark Newman, Kevin Love.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Milano Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorial may be made to Milano Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 215, Milano, TX 76556.