Gail W. Steward, 71, of Comanche, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, March 25, 2013.

Funeral services, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Heartland Chapel. Interment will follow in the Indian Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Gail was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Gorman, Texas, to E.E. and Lillie (Wilson) Steward. He moved to Comanche and graduated High School there. He began working as a Heavy Equipment operator for a Dublin firm and traveled over Texas working building roads. Gail began working in the turkey business, owning a farm raising the birds and providing an artificial insemination service. He did this from the early 60ís to the early 80ís when he started dairy farming and continued with his sons until his death. Most his time was spent working but Gail did enjoy family vacations to the islands and the coast. Gail greatly enjoyed time with the grandchildren, some hunting of deer and elk, and cooking his specialties, ribs and chili-con-carne.

Gail is survived by his wife, Sandra Steward; sons, Mike Steward and wife Iraydi, Derek Steward and wife Ana, Heath Henry and wife Wednesday; grandchildren, Hailey, Emiley, Kiley, Ailey, Bridge, Tania, Rachel, Samantha, Colby, Caitlynd, Cassidie, Brittany, Ryan, and one on the way; sister-in-law, Cherry Steward; aunt, Peggy and husband Brent Rauhut; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, E. E. and Lillie Steward; brother, Jerry Steward and infant, Harold Steward; grandchildren, infants Michael Shawn and Joshua Wayne

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial to St Jude Children Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148-0142 or the charity of choice.

Condolences to the family may be left online at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.