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Eugene Dee PREWIT


1939 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Eugene Dee PREWIT Obituary
PREWIT, Eugene Dee

74, died February 6, 2014 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Dee was born June 22, 1939 in Stamford, Texas to Gene and Anne Prewit. Dee, the oldest of three children, was an Eagle Scout, athlete, and active in the FFA in Hamlin, Texas. After graduating from Hamlin High School, Dee attended McMurry College in Abilene, Texas on a football scholarship.

Dee married Diana Strickland on November 19, 1959 and together they had four children. The family lived in Clear Lake City, a suburb of Houston, until August 1980 when they moved to Austin. Dee was employed by IBM and worked at NASA during the Apollo and early Space Shuttle launches. He was active in his church and coached several Little League Baseball teams.

Dee later divorced and married Gwen Dutton Moser on June 12, 1992 and the couple moved to Lakeway in 1994. After retiring from IBM, Dee became very active in the Lake Travis United Methodist Church where he served as a deacon and diligent volunteer. Dee was also active in the Emmaus community.

Dee is survived by his wife, Gwen Prewit and her children, Pauletta Gilbert and husband Gene Gilbert, and Rhonda Huffman, her five grandchildren, Brandy Holley, J.D. Parker, Jarred Brown, Carson Huffman and Shane Huffman. Dee is predeceased in death by his son, Jed Prewit, and survived by his ex-wife, Diana Prewit, their children, Bruce Prewit, Suzy Harris, Tony Prewit and wife Pam Prewit, grandchildren, Chris Harris, Kelley Harris, Todd Barnum, Ali Prewit, Wyatt Prewit, and three great grandchildren, Tristan, Max and Sienna Harris. Dee is also survived by his brothers, Ken and Charles Prewit, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dee was a loving husband, father and grandfather who took great pride in his family. He loved to travel and often shared the fond memories and photos of his travels. He enjoyed boating on Lake Travis, as skipper aboard the Pied Piper, possibly the oldest boat on Lake Travis. Dee spent many hours both worshiping and volunteering at the Lake Travis United Methodist Church. He was devoted and cared deeply about the congregation.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to all the wonderful people of the church, especially Darlene Chermak, who provided companionship and a variety of delicious meals and treats. The family would also like to thank everyone at Texas Oncology - Round Rock, the Lake Travis Lions Club - Mobile Meals Program, and the dedicated nurses, technicians, and respiratory therapists at Lakeway Regional Medical Center.

The family will receive visitors at Weed-Corley-Fish, 411 RR 620 South, Lakeway, Texas 78734 on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lake Travis United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lake Travis United Methodist Church, 1502 RR 620 North, Austin, Texas 78734.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014
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