RINGLING — Funeral services for Mr. Lewis Earl Dover, 83, of Ringling, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Ringling with the Rev. Chad Barron officiating. Interment will follow at Dixie Cemetery, north of Ringling.
Lewis was born September 1, 1929, at Childress, Texas, to the late Mr. J.W. Dover and Mrs. Rose (Roberts) Dover. He departed this life Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Ada, Okla.
Lewis was reared in the Dalhart, Texas, area and lived most of his adult life at Amarillo and Ft. Worth. He worked as a carpenter and painter. For the last 16 years, he has been a resident of Ringling.
He and the former Lucille Skeen were united in marriage in 1957 at Ardmore. She preceded him in death on March 5, 1997. He later married Lavada Mills and she too preceded him in death on March 4, 2002. Since her passing, Lewis had been a companion of Lorene Pemberton who also preceded him in death on July 16, 2011.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; son, Jesse Ray Fondren; brother, John Dover; five sisters, Gerri Rabey, Mae Robinson, Doris Thompson, Ruth Carson and twin sister, Lois Dennis; and stepson, Wayne Drake.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Anderson and husband, James of Hurst, Texas, Janice Blevins of Mantica, Calif., Susie Earley Jones of Duncan, and Patricia Castleberry and husband, James of Lone Grove; stepdaughter, Kathy Dewbre and husband, Mickey of Ringling; sons, Thomas Fondren and wife, Ruby of Neeville, Texas; sisters, Betty Jo Cagle and Ruby Faust, both of Amarillo, and Frieda Rush of Lafayette, La.; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers are James Anderson, Donnie Anderson, Terry Anderson, Tim Earley, Gary Dewbre, Derek Dewbre, Sean Collett and Tom Otto.
Family visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Ringling.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.