Written by Phil Cerroni
Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 972-254-4242
Sandra Lynn Coe, 72
1/01/1940 – 9/27/2012
Rebecca Mary Breedlove, 81
6/21/1931 – 9/28/2012
Arrangements made by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 972-579-1313
Jeremy Eyster, 35
October 3, 1976 – September 28, 2012
Betty Marlar Gainer
Betty Marlar Gainer, 89, passed away October 3, 2012 in Irving. Service was held 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2012 at South MacArthur Church of Christ, 1400 Grauwyler, Irving, TX 75061 with Keith Luttrell and Greg Beauchamp officiating. Graveside service was 4:00 p.m., Friday, in Melvin Cemetery near Brady. Preceded in death by her husband, Homer Gainer, Betty is survived by her daughter, Dell Anne Patterson and husband David; daughter, Lucy Brady and husband Jack; and son, Joee Gainer and wife Susan; six grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline Chaplaincy. Arrangements by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home.
Kirk Thomas Lewis
Kirk Thomas Lewis died October 1, 2012 of small cell lung cancer. He was born October 3, 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and moved to Irving in time to attend Nimitz High School in its first years. Kirk was a Ford master technician, worked as a carpenter, and loved to spend time outdoors - whether fishing, hunting or hanging out in the pit area at NHRA drag racing. Per his wishes, the body has been donated to the Willed Body Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center for study and research. He is survived by his parents Marjorie and Ernest Hobdy; son Gabriel Dustin Lewis Sherwood; son Joseph Thomas Lewis (married to Destiny); daughter Amanda Fay Lewis; grandchildren Rosalio, Julian, Ethan, Brady, Joseph and Ford; siblings Kathrin Ann Lewis, Carla Hobdy Kelly (Andy), Susan Lewis Wesley, Ernest Eugene Hobdy Jr (aka Gene), Kent Blair Lewis (Audrey), Kristin Lewis Schuele (H.P.), Jack Davis Hobdy (Ken Armstrong); nephews and nieces Tim Lewis (Kaitlin), Sarah Foust, Michael Wesley Jr, Ben Lewis, and John Lewis. Kirk was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father Joseph L. Lewis. The family would like to express its appreciation to all the friends, neighbors, co-workers and Parkland/UTSW doctors who walked with Kirk on the last steps of his journey, especially Chau Thi Nguyen, fishing buddy. A memorial service is being planned at Joe’s Coffee Shop in Irving for Sunday afternoon, October 7 at 4:30 p.m..