Edward Lewis Gregurek
Edward Lewis Gregurek, age 89, of Hearne, Texas passed away on February 2, 2017. Edward was born April 17, 1927, in Austin County, Texas, to Louie and Mary Gregurek. He grew up and attended school in Bay City, Texas. He served his country in Germany in WWII as a member of the US Army and was honorably discharged. A hard worker all his life, he was employed by Butler Grimes and Ben Franklin variety stores. While working in Madisonville he met a beautiful young woman and quickly decided that he wanted to marry her. He married Joyce Knox in 1950, and they were married until her passing in 1990. In 1966 Ed and Joyce opened Joyce’s Florist in Hearne and served Robertson County in the florist business until October 1993 when Ed retired. After his retirement, Ed was an avid gardener and producer of canned goods. The joy of his life was to share produce from his garden and some of his canned goods with neighbors, friends, and fellow church members. Many people sought and got his advice about planting times and methods, and he was happy to share his home canning recipes with others. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; Louie and Mary Gregurek, his wife; Joyce Gregurek, and two sisters; Dorothy Langham and Violet Pierce. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 19 years Betty; his son; Louie and wife Teresa, and his daughter; Donna Mushinski and husband Kie Jr. of Hearne, stepsons; Jim Cargle and wife Maria of Houston and Don Cargle and wife Cameshia of College Station. Grandchildren are; Koda Podaras and husband Perry, Justin “Bo” Mushinski and wife Alexis, Marissa Gregurek, Elizabeth Cargle, Jazelle Cargle, Nathan Cargle, and Sheridan Cargle, great grandchildren; Isabella Podaras, Kie Mushinski III and Charlie Mushinski, His two surviving sisters are; Liddie Wallace of Nacogdoches and Willie Mae “Tootsie” Heuerman of Arlington. Numerous nieces and nephews will also miss his wit and charm. A visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne. A celebration of life was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at the First Baptist Church of Hearne, with burial following in Norwood Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.