I know its been awhile but today is your birthday and you always made a big deal about it. i was sitting in the driveway last night watching fireworks and thinking of you setting them off every year. I was up at Brian's yesterday but came home early because of my leg and back hurting . today after church came home and stayed home all day alone usual , I miss and love you so much, my days are so lonely without you !!! until we are together !!!!xoxoxo
hi pap happy valentines day.i hope you like it up there.i will be with you some day? so i love you bye.
love girl girl
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY GENE !!! I WISH WE WERE TOGETHER TODAY BUT GOD HAD OTHER PLANS FOR YOU !! BUT WE WILL BE TOGETHER SOMEDAY !! I FINALLY GOT A CAR TODAY WITH THE HELP OF THE BOYS!!WELL OKAY GETTING READY TO LAY DOWN WITH MY PUPPY PEBBLES, SHES BAD !! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !!!I MISS YOU SO TERRIBLY !!LOVE PEACHY !!
Ahhh I forgot to tell you Happy New Year, and tell Herm and the rest of them, Mom, Dad, etc. because I think I forgot to write to Herm on New Year's ... this old brain isn't what it used to be..Ha Ha. You know how it goes Buddy. Darn old age :)
Dear Pookie , I wanted to write sooner but I was sick a week before Christmas then it was here again , I don't like these holidays anymore without you !!! I've been suffering with pain in my leg and back since the end of October , but I don't want to make a lot of appt because of transportation , no I don't have a car yet ! I go to store whenever somebody goes! Shawn and Heidie got me groceries for Christmas , Brian gets me groceries other times too . Shirley still brings her goodies too and we talk , she is losing her pep a little . Gene I miss you so much and still can't believe you're gone but we will be together soon !! Ok my body hurts so I'm going to lay back down. Love you Gene !! All the kids and grandkids miss you too !!
Love your peachy !!!
Hey Buddy, I wrote to you on Christmas morning and it was accepted, but I don't see it on here, so I am very sorry, Hope you all had a Merry Christmas up there... Nothing is the same down here since you all left, we try and we try , but it's just not right anymore.. I can't wait until our family is all back together again, then we can feel whole again...Your Steelers are done for this year again, and if Dallas don't straighten up, they will be done too... oh well,always next year.. I miss ya buddy. Don't make them laugh to hard up there.
Merry Christmas dad. This feeling that I have, just not the same here around the holidays without you. Miss your weird unusual gifts that you seemed compelled to always buy. I love you and miss you forever more. Beanie
Hi pappy mery Christmas.we all miss you very much. I love you so much.
Hi pappy mery Christmas.we all miss you
Hi, Dad My big heart for you so much so... wish with you fishing for salt water I still miss you more much and very faith. my wife Ayse so fine and wonderful , Selin and Brandon are very super good. selin get driving for car and Brandon got champshipion football Congrat!!I want tell you have plan new baby and hear speak name BOY: Mason Gene Lawyer or Girl: Jacqueline Gene Layer. but My not ready not yet When I will tell you later Love you hug
Hi dad. Happy thanksgiving. I know it's a little late, but as usual.....like you i fell asleep and did not wake up till late. Missed you at the dinner table. I know how you loved Janelles cooking. It's was great as i knew it would be. I was hoping Pete would have come down but we didn't get to see him. Another time,i guess. Shawn and Heidi came over with Madison and her boyfriend Dillon. Had a great time. Kody blasting flatulence all over the place. And yes the kids ALL took it upon themselves to sing your beans beans the musical fruit song. It was fitting. Love you dad. Beanie.
Hi there dad. It's been a while since i last spoke to you. I think of you all the time and wonder am i doing right by you. I do things that I'm not proud of and i hope and pray that some day I'll straighten out. I'm struggling. Your not here to help me sort through my problems. Help me father. I feel I'm getting closer to you. And not in a good way. I must force myself to go to the doctors but there are so many things to factor in. I can't find the solution. I love you old man. Oh, and send me some luck with my hunting. Love,Beanie
nov.11,2014,hey there wanted to let you know i had a great birthday !!! but wasnt the same without you !! i wish the boys would talk to you more, but they are busy with their own lives, ok ill talk to you again , love you!!!
well Gene , i guess you know another one of your friends is up there with you , so behave yourself because i will straighten you out when i get up there ,lol I am missing you everyday , not a minute goes by that im not thinking of you !!! I love you now and always !!!!!
well today is june17 and its hot out but you know where im at inside ,lol Brandon is here with me because he is to mow while Jason is in Turkey with Ayse visiting her family, so keep watch over them ,keep them safe !! they came and took my car now so i have to try and get a cheap one some how ! i miss you honey!! i'll love you till i find you in that big sky !!! OMG gene devin proposed to kyrstin on graduation day but i guess you already knew that ,huh?
Hi gene wanted to tell you I had a very nice Mother's Day yesterday! I spent time with Brian and then went over to spend time with Shawn , nice presents from both of them and Brian extended the legacy on here so we can express our feelings to you because you are a legacy to all of us !!! Then Jason came last night with a flower for me so they are looking out for me Pookie ! Your lilac tree is blooming , thank you for it . Okay well fly high , hope you seen all the balloons we left go on the 8th to mark a year already , only seems like yesterday , I miss and love you so MUCH!!!
Wanda and family So sorry for your loss. We will miss you Gene.Gene was a good friend.
Merry Christmas Gene,
Thank you for waking me up this morning at 7:05 AM ,, I know you were just letting me know, to tell all your family "MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM YOU" and I know you also wanted me to let them know , you are alright, and that you are still doing SANTA, just somewhere else this year... the family all misses you everyday, and they still cry, it's hard , since you made everyone laugh all the time... But one day my friend, we will see you again in that Santa suit, until then, we love and miss you...
Dad, as I sure your already aware, we got the house. Hoping to move in by the end of Christmas. I know if you were here, you'd probably be the only one helping again.lol. Like you did when we moved in here 7-1/2 years ago. And only 3 months after your heart attack. What a Dad you were. I love you so very much. I missed you at the Thanksgiving table and this Christmas will be the first time the kids will not have a Santa to visit them at home..... I will miss you dad and hope to see you very soon. Merry Christmas Dad. Beany
Well we are in Dec. now, the time is flying, It is going to be so different without you this Christmas.. The Vets is going to have to get a new Santa, you did it for a whole lot of years, and you were so good at it.
You will be so missed for this holiday, because of all the joy you brought to so many people, especially the little kids, You were a great Santa, a great man, and a great friend. You rest easy now, and we will see you again one day. Give Herm, Mom and Dad a big hug.. Love Ya Buddy
hi there pookie, just wanted to let you know we had our first snow on sunday 12/8/13 and now another one today about 4 inches, nobody here to shovel or clean my car! lol Chriatmas is coming fast ,im not doing any shopping this year, no money and i miss my santa !!! i hope the month goes fast !!! I love you gene and miss you so more and more everyday !!!
Today is our anniversary Gene, 39 years , i miss you so much and will love you forever !!! I had a melt down today thinking of that day and not having you with me anymore, its hard to go on without you but i know i must for the kids and grandkids! i know you are watching over all of us ! Im going to bed soon not feeling well,i also miss you taking care of me when im sick !,lol LOVE YOU TILL THE DAY I SEE YOU !!!!
Good morning Pookie! I'm sitting here drinking my coffee and looking at your picture thinking how much I miss you!, still can't BELEIVE you are gone , I miss your tormenting me! You had 3 wonderful boys and 2 girls , and grand kids . They are so lost they talk of you all the time ! I'll love you always !!!! Your peachy !! Xoxo
Hey dad. Just wanted to pop back in to wish you a happy birthday. I want to say i miss you the most because almost everything i do makes me think of you. But i know that would be selfish. I have your truck up and running. Gonna get the few things fixed on it that you wanted to get done. She runs good dad. I feel like your sitting beside me when i drive it. And no, I didn't stall it out yet.... The family reunion is this sunday. Its not gonna be the same without you. You always got the ball rolling with the white elephant sale. Got a surprise this year that i think everyones gonna like. Gonna do it in honor of you. Love you dad. Beany.
gene, just wanted you to know yes i miss you so much ,it is so lonely in this house. everybody seems to let me alone i guess its to be that way. i still have days where i cry and curse you for leaving me but you were tired !!! i will love you till i die !!!!say hi to everyone especially mom and dad
I love u gene and miss u! U will not be forgotten ever!
Jason, your dad is happy in heaven no more painful. He will always watching over your shoulder. In our prayer with your family. Amen
My heart reaches out to your family. May the love of God bring you peace in this hard time. Gene was a good guy always made me laugh. R.I.P. Gene.
Rest in peace. You have lovely children who loves you very much.
You know dad, your grandaughter tried calling you the other day. We told her she can't. She said why can't i call my pappy. We told her that you were gone. She quickly remembered and then responded with; Well when will i be a fairy so i can see him. She thinks of angels as fairies........Dad, I'm haing troulbles coping with all of this. I mean, your supossed to be here to annoy me by calling me 5-6 times a day or stopping here at my house to use the bathroom when you were out and about because you couldn't hold it. I can't grasp the reality that your no longer here. I love you Dad. Beany
R.I.P. Uncle Gene you will be missed love your niece Brandi Bevans
God has taken another angel and you will be missed and loved very much.... now ur up there with my dad ur good friend laughing and telling jokes to one another.... gene u were a great friend a loving father and a wonderful husband u will be remembered for every and always... r.I.p u great man.......
May you rest in peace. Such a beautiful Place we all will be. Remembering all your Funny jokes and Humor."God Bless..." Love,Mary, John , Londa and Adam and Sammy.
I miss you and love you pap gene love your grandson stephen
Wanda......."The Lord will take care of you." I know your faith in God is strong. Remember, in the darkest of night God leads His dear children.
So sorry for your loss. We will always remember how Gene always made us laugh. telling funny little story's. Gene like to make others smile, laugh, happy, And now he's doing it in heaven. He's riding that Harley with grandma. We will miss you friend.
Oh Wanda, I am so, so sorry to read about your husband's passing. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wanda, Was very sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Kathy & Bill
Gene, I just want you to know,I got your message this morning, when the doorbell rang (7:49) You were telling me to let Wanda know "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY " I did that for you.. Now , you behave up there, and don't have them people laughing to hard... Miss ya !!!
Wanda, I am very sorry for the loss. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family!
Wanda, Very sorry for your loss.
Best father law u could have. we had our disagreements but always qickly made up. He was always there for the us and our kids when we needed him. Your passing has left a whole in our hearts. christmas especially will not be the same without u here with us. Never will forget u
Dad, it was too soon. There was so much life left in you. We never got to finish the sterio in your truck. Remember we were supposed to put that silly Steelers shark fin on the roof of your truck too. I still can't grasp the reality of not being able to see you again or hear you pulling up beside my house to sneek a couple sticks of gum to my kids. Or lighting off some kind of fireworks to scare the pants off of someone. I will love you forever dad and miss you greatly. Your Beany.
Rip uncle Gene...you will be missed...Thoughts and prayers for the rest of the family...love you guys
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Wanda am deeply sorry for your loss. Gene will live in your heart forever.Cherish the years you last together and those memories will be so vivid that they will you console you and your family for always.
Gene ,i know you went peacefully ,i will miss you so bad and i will try to take care of myself and the familes especially the grandkids !!!!! I love you Pookie and we will be together again !!!
Gene always was a person that knew how to put a smile on everyones face even if he didn't know them. The times at the Beach will always be memorable to us all. He will be greatly missed but will cheerish all our great memories.God bless you and may God keep you close till we meet again.
Wanda & family
So sorry for your loss. Gene was a great guy who would do anything for anybody. There must have been a need for Santa in heaven. What a good picture. He looks so handsome. Our sincere sympathy.
Harry & Gail (Redding)Cunningham
I havent seen Gene in years. I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. Brian and Janelle if you need anything, dont hesitate to call. 495-9390
Wanda and Family, My heart goes out to all of you.. May God give you strength and comfort to heal your hearts, May all your happy memories, bring smiles and the tears be of joy, for all the happiness, he has brought to so many people, He sure could make us laugh... He touched so many, with his yrs. of helping Santa at the Etters VFW, and many private parties.. The children all loved him.. We miss you Gene, and love you, Don't you ever forget that !!!! Lots of Love, Your Sister-In-Law
We are so sorry to hear to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
..R.I.P Dad. I will love you and miss you more then words could ever describe.
I held you last night just wishing for more time with you. Thanking the Lord above that i had you in my life for 19 of my 46 years. We didn't spend near enough time together. I kept thinking we have tomorrow. There's no more tomorrows. My heart is hurting so bad . Life was too short with you Dad.
But i will always and forever be grateful for the 19 years we did have. I will be seeing you again someday. I love you.
Sorry for your loss Jason ! FedEx