Gene Flanagan, Sr. March 26, 1936 - May 12, 2014 BUCHANAN - Clayton "Gene" Flanagan, 78, of Buchanan, died Monday at West Woods of Niles. He was born March 26, 1936, in Buchanan, to the late Clayton & Alice Littrell Flanagan. Survivors include his wife, Caroline (Sands) Flanagan, who he married Aug. 13, 1961, in Casso-polis, MI. Two daughters: Christina Olinghouse and Connie (Steve) Mullen, both of Buchanan. Two sons: Clayton (Sandra) Flanagan of Niles and Charles Flanagan of South Bend. One sister: Phyllis (Walter) Seratt of Dowagiac, Michigan. Six grandchildren: Brianne, Joshua and Olivia Flanagan, Jenna and Justin Mullen and Mehkenna Olinghouse. Clayton worked as a machinist for twenty-one years at the former Clark Equipment Co. He served in the Navy following the Korean War. His hobbies were bird watching, spending time in the out of doors & mowing the lawn. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 15th, at Swem Chapel in Buchanan where a service celebrating his life will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Mitchell from Faith Victory Fellowship will officiate. Military Honors will be given by Post 51 American Legion at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. To sign his guestbook or leave a condolence message, please visit our web site www.swemchapel.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 14, 2014