Gene served in the United States Army. He enjoyed all sports, fishing, bowling and cooking. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Gene will be missed by his children, Jeffrey, Lee, Paul (Mary Lyn), Jaianna (Stephen) Dolamore and Linda Pelley; grandchildren, Paula, Cory, Janie, Steven, Michael, Jared, Brianna, Brendan, Bryan, Brittni, Brett, Shannon, Leianne and Courtney; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Nolan, Aurora, Kiedalin, Joseph, Carson, Nicholas; and brother, Gail; he was also survived by his ex-wife, Marilyn; and daughter-in-law, Leah.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Dana; and his siblings, Richard, William, Gary and Henry.
Family will join friends for visitation Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 2 to 4 P.M. at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (corner of Rt. 18 and River Styx Rd.), Medina. Funeral service will be at 4 P.M., also in the funeral home. Pastor Carson Hall officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Rittman.
Online memorials can be made at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com