Gerald Ray Sides, 87, of Vega, TX passed away October 20, 2023.
Viewing will be from 12-5:00 P.M., Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, Texas. Gerald will also be available for viewing from 9-10:30 A.M., Monday, October 23, 2023, at Christ’s Community Fellowship in Vega. Graveside service will follow at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 23, 2023, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Gerald was born August 11, 1936, in his Granny Morgan’s home in Vega to Harell and Ruby Sides. He graduated from Vega High School in 1954 and was a lifelong fan of the Vega Longhorns where he, his sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons played football. Gerald walked to the old First Baptist Church every Sunday with his Granny and was baptized at the tender age of 8. He was a talented piano player and played with several groups including “John Hobbs and the Boys” and later with “The Barber Shop Gang.” He married his wife of 72 plus years, Alma Jo Wetsel, on July 7, 1951, in Tucumcari, NM. Gerald retired from Richardson Seeds after 42 years.
He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Sides; his Granny; his sister, Dolores and parents.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Jo Sides, of Vega, TX; sons, Harold Ray Sides and wife Shirley, of Wildorado, TX, Danny Sides and wife Ronda, of Wildorado, TX; daughter, Tammy Hubbart and husband Russ, of Vega, TX; daughter-in-law, Dana Sides, of Canyon, TX; grandchildren, Brandon (Angie), Jason (Toni), Crystal, Brent, Cayla (Roudy), Lance (Kara), Tamra (Kyle), Todd (Maureen), Shannon (Shawna), and Keshia (Jason); great-grandchildren, Rhailee (Jonathan), Braxton (Julia), Emmery, Avery, Mallory, Gabe, Lane, Rhett, Cole, Kamryn, Baylee, Brayden, Kailee (Shawn), Lanie, Karter, Finn, Owen, Juliette, Brooklyn, Brynen, and Kenzlie; great-great-grandchildren, Rhodes, Romy, and one on-the-way, Koda.