DeWayne Strealy, age 88, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Olney with Rev. Harrell Braddock, Jr., pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
DeWayne was born on April 15, 1926, in Olney, Texas, to the late Elmer and Ludie (Barbee) Strealy. He married Eva Joy Butler on Nov. 10, 1946, in Olney and was a lifelong resident of Olney. He served his country proudly in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was the owner of White House Grocery and later served as the Olney Tax Assessor. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Cub Scouts and First United Methodist Church of Olney, where he served as a Junior High Sunday School Teacher. DeWayne enjoyed playing golf and bridge with his many friends. He most of all enjoyed being with family, especially at Christmas where they all gathered around the piano and sang Christmas carols.
DeWayne is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Eva Joy Strealy of Olney; two sons: Tommy Strealy and wife, Aurlie, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jim Strealy and wife, Kay, of Olney, Texas; five grandchildren: Clay Strealy and wife, Kimberly, of Lakeside City, Texas, Kara Gaertner and husband, Ben, of Burnet, Texas, Blake Strealy of Abilene, Texas, Stephen Strealy and wife, Amber, of Aransas Pass, Texas, Amy Byrd and husband, Josh, of Fremont, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren: Tucker Strealy, Hayden Strealy, Aubrea Strealy, Nathan Gaertner, Ethan Gaertner, Katherine Gaertner, Kaytie Gaertner, Emma Byrd and Abigail Byrd.
Family visitation will be on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Lunn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 305, Olney, Texas 76374 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.