Uncle Gene meant so much to me and my family because he out lived all of my other great uncles. He came to visit my grandmother every chance he could sneak away from his "chaps". He was the most hard working person I have ever known. Uncle Gene loved his family and his dog. He couldn't stay still for long in one place because he longed for the day he would walk into Glory. I cannot think of a better way to start off the new year. We will miss him so much. To his family - I want to thank you for taking care of him these last few years and for including me and my family in on your special times with him. Means so much - especially now. Love you all.