GLEN ROSE - Jim Hewlett, 81, of Glen Rose died at home April 9, 2009 in Glen Rose. Services were held on Monday, April 13, at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Glen Rose. Masonic graveside services were held at interment at Georges Creek Cemetery.

Hewlett was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Georges Creek, Somervell County to Alfred S. and Floy Armstrong Hewlett. He graduated from Glen Rose High School and received his Bachelors degree from Texas Tech University. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a rancher. He married Patsy Vaughn on July 3, 1975 in Mambrino. He was a member of Georges Creek Baptist Church. He worked several years for Foremost Dairy in Texas, Argentina, Korea, and in Japan as plant manager before he returned to Glen Rose in 1965. He later purchased the Tillman Agency in Glen Rose where he was owner and operator for several years. He owned and operated Doyle Insurance Agency since 1974. At the time of his death he was serving as chairman of the board.

Brother James R. Hewlett was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 525 of Glen Rose where he became a Master Mason in 1949 and Master of the Glen Rose Lodge in 1967. He was an Endowed Member of the Glen Rose Lodge, Granbury Lodge No. 392, Chalk Mountain Lodge No. 894, and Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. He was also a Member of Granbury Chapter No. 454, Council No. 369, and Commandary No. 100, a Charter Member and Secretary Treasurer of Lake Granbury Area Shrine Club, and Member of Granbury Eastern Star No. 530. Hewlett was Past District Deputy Grand Master of District No. 66 of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, a member of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite, and 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of Moslah Temple Shrine AAONMS. Hewlett received the 60 Year Service Award on June 24, 2008.

He was a very compassionate, caring and giving person to many people in different walks of life. He donated the land for the Hewlett Park in Granbury. He also donated the land for the first Habitat for Humanity house in Granbury. He served as past president of the Optimist Club in Granbury. He served with the Granbury City Electrical Board and was a member of the Granbury and Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Harrison Hewlett, and a son Randy Hewlett.

Survivors include his wife Patsy Hewlett of Glen Rose; children, Denna Jones and husband David of Granbury, Kressie Shirey of Granbury, Tim Hayworth and wife Becky of Granbury; grandchildren, Justin Jones, Nicole Adair; great grandchildren, Skyler, Alexis, Ryleigh, Adair, Parker-Pete Jones, Hayden Whittet; sisters, Norma Wood of Rainbow, Barbara Flynn of Cleburne, and several nieces and nephews.

Published April 16, 2009

Glen Rose Reporter