Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Ernest J. Lewis, Jr.
March 22, 1941 - August 2, 2018
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Services for Ernest Lewis, 77, of Kilgore will be 10:00 am, Monday, August 6, 2018 at Rader Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Scotty Short and Brother Jason Hebert officiating. Burial will follow in Millville Cemetery. Mr. Lewis went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home.

Ernest was born March 22, 1941 in Columbus, Georgia to Ernest and Aline Lewis. His family moved to Haughton, Louisiana where Ernest was a 1959 graduate of Haughton High School. He moved his family to East Texas in the late 1960’s where he worked as a control board operator for Mid-Valley Pipeline Company. Ernest loved gospel music. He passed this passion on to his children and they formed “The Lewis Family Gospel Group.” Throughout the years he was the praise and worship leader at numerous churches in East Texas. Mr. Lewis most recently was the praise and worship leader at Circle C Cowboy Church. Ernest loved the Lord and never met a stranger. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, he loved gardening, his John Deere Tractor, bicycle riding and fly fishing.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Barbara Minor Lewis of Kilgore; children, Darrell Lewis of Longview, Terri Jones of Henderson, David Lewis of Hallsville, Debra Gibson of Kilgore, Melvin Minor of Hallsville; his sister, Dianne Hebert of Haughton, Louisiana; thirteen grandchildren, Samantha Sego of Hallsville, Jonathan Sego of Denton, Chelsie Tastad of Sioux City, Iowa, Tyler Tastad of Sioux City, Cody Lewis of Chandler, Oklahoma, Kimberly Chambers of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Justin Bridges of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Courtney Lewis of Houston, Aaron Lewis of Hallsville, Robert Gibson of Longview, K. T. Zavala of Kilgore, Holli Minor of Camp Pendleton, Austin Minor of Hallsville; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Jerry and Belinda Braunum of Kilgore.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Ernest J. Lewis, Jr.
March 22, 1941 - August 2, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Sunday, August 5, 2018
4:00 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
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Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Rader Funeral Home Chapel
401 N. Martin
Kilgore, TX  75662
Monday, August 6, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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Burial Schedule
Millville Cemetery
Rusk Co. Road 252 D
Rusk County, TX  75653
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