Gene was owner of Bush Produce for 9 years, retired from TEC after 33 years of service in Control Systems Mechanics, and served 23 years in the TN National Guard. He was an avid fan of Dobyns-Bennett and the UT Vols.
Gene was preceded in death by his son, Franklin; mother, Lillian; father, William; and his step-son, Chris Childress.
Surviving are his wife of 27.5 years, Kay; step-daughter, Sherri (Faron) Rowland; grandsons, Cody and Shayne Rowland; great-granddaughter, Abrianne; brother, Michael (Teresa) Bush; sisters, Louise Tankersly (William), Pam (Terry) Alexander, and Debbie (Wally) Pridemore; along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christian School of Gate Way Gospel Hour, 1 Gate Way Dr. Middlesboro, KY 40965