Services for William Beal Gruben, 91, formerly of Brownfield, will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church with Tony Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
William passed away on March 3, 2014 in Lamesa. He was born on April 22, 1922 in Royston, TX to Epkie E and Minnie Etta (Parker) Gruben. William married Edrie Gruben on April 6, 1973; they were married for 40 years. Edrie preceded him in death on October 12, 2013. William is preceded in death by his parents, Epkie E and Minnie Etta Gruben; 3 brothers, Billy Gruben, W.C. Gruben and Jim Evans; 2 sisters, Ruth Crouch and Lois Bevells.
William is survived by his son, Wayne Gruben and wife Barbara of Lamesa; daughter, Nita Davis and husband Floyd of Lamesa; 6 grandchildren; Danny Gruben and wife Tammy of Lamesa, Michelle Byrd and husband Mark of Lovington, NM, Kiley Gruben and wife Amanda of Lamesa, Cindy Ham and Husband Zane of Lubbock, Lonnie Davis and wife Denise of Elk City, OK and Berenda Putman and husband Kyle of Lamesa; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren on the way; a brother Claudia Ray Gruben and wife Billie Jo of Hamilton; a step-sister, Dixie Mae Cullum of Brownfield and 4 step-children, Linda Nall and husband Woody, Larry Vest, Judy Emerson, Barbara Jean Elam and husband Jimmy.
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