Vincent Gerber, 84 of Nazareth, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 in Nazareth. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Bhaskar Adusupalli, Deacon Bob Birkenfeld and Deacon Joe Hochstein as celebrants. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery under the care of Colonial Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Vincent Gerber was born on March 16, 1934 to Toney Gerber and Mary (Schmuck-er) Gerber. Vincent lived in the Nazareth community since 1934. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army on Aug. 27, 1954 in Amarillo, Texas and was honorably discharged on Aug. 22, 1956 in Ft. Lewis, Washington. On Feb. 4, 1959 he married Eileen (Toby) Gerber in Nazareth. Vincent was a lifelong farmer who always loved being on the farm. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic minister, member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Lions Club, Nazareth Independent School District Board and Holy Family Parish Council.
Vincent is survived by his wife, Eileen (Toby) Gerber of Nazareth; children, Kenny Gerber and wife Doretta of Pampa, Texas, Norman Gerber and wife Stacy of Nazareth, Texas, Sharon Hampton and husband Johnny of Canyon, Texas, Sid Gerber and wife Eve of Levelland, Texase, Leona Wilhelm and husband Eric of Amarillo, Texas, Greg Gerber and wife Cynthia of Nazareth, Texas, and Marty Gerber and wife Tisha of Nazareth, Texas; brothers, Norbert Gerber and wife Helen of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Dennis Gerber and wife Delores of Nazareth, Texas; sister, Regina Hoelting and husband Ronnie of Nazareth, Texas; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Vincent is preceded in death by his parents, Toney and Mary Gerber; brothers, Fritz Gerber, Ed Gerber and Jerome Gerber; and sister, Dorothy McQuilliams.
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