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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
(806) 872-8335
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Gene Fretwell

January 12, 1942 - July 9, 2019

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 simple man that 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, and husband, John of Wisconsin, David Fretwell and wife, Juanita of Austin, Welch Fretwell and wife, Angela 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 of Granbury and Barbara Fretwell Houston; numerous grandkids and great grandkids; and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter,Vickie Fretwell; brothers, Wendell Fretwell and Ferrell 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. To send condolences online, please visit


Gene Fretwell
January 12, 1942 - July 9, 2019


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