GREENVILLE - Lester E. "Gene" Enochs, age 93, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Oct. 9, 2013, in Greenville.
He was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Corby and Irene (Reeser) Enochs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Helen (Baker) Enochs on Aug. 14, 2013, infant sons Marvin Lee and Melvin Eugene Enochs, infant granddaughter Machelle Lawrence, son-in-law Earl Kent Lawrence, sisters Helen Godown and Patty Nease; brothers: Robert and Lloyd Enochs.
Gene was a salesman for seventeen years at Holthouse Furniture leaving there to start his own carpet business in Greenville. He loved his Harley motorcycles, authentic models of older cars, going fishing, talking to people and telling stories of different happenings during his life.
He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II, serving under General Patton in France, Germany and Austria.
Gene is survived by his daughters, Delores Lawrence of Greenville and Lois Enochs of Phoenix, Ariz., grandchildren, Donna (Mike) Hohler of Greenville, Steven (Kim) Lawrence of New Madison, Lisa Matyasz of Banks, Ore., great-grandchildren Pvt. Alex (Erika) Hohler of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Andrew Hohler of Greenville, Adam Hohler of Greenville, Taylor Matyasz of Banks, Ore., great-great-granddaughter Chloe Hohler, stepgreat-great-grandchildren Landon and Caitlin and one sister Betty Burk.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Scott Trittschuh officiating. Burial will follow in the Emanuel Cemetery near Coletown, Ohio. Full military services will be held on Monday by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.
His family will receive friends and family on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com