Gerald Ray Sides


Gerald Ray Sides
Gerald Ray Sides

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.

10 Replies to “Gerald Ray Sides”

  1. I have so many memories of you Jo and Gerald Ray while growing up. I loved watching Gerald Ray play the piano and drive that old green pickup. He was loved so much and will be missed. Much love to you Jo and your awesome family.

  2. Jo I’m so saddened by Gerald Ray he was a wonderful man. Always kind and had a soft spirit. I pray for you and your family at his passing. I pray the peace of our Lord and Savior comfort you.

    Jim and Berna Watkins

  3. My deepest sympathy to Jo and all the family. I have many great memories. God bless and comfort You all at this sad time.

  4. A good friend and a great man to work for and with. He got things done while having fun at the same time. I will always remember those daily runs in the wagon to work. He always kept the guys language clean when my Aunt Jean was riding to work while at the same time giving her a hard time. A good man who will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts are saddened by your grief. Gerald Ray was a quiet hard working man & very hospitable. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, & great/-great grandchildren and was very proud of all of them.
    Love & Prayers to all the family,
    Myrt & Travis & Kay & Bill

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