NEWPORT NEWS - Donald "Gene" Stallings, 59, was welcomed home on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. A lifelong resident of Newport News, he graduated from Warwick High School. He was an employee of Newport News Shipbuilding for over 25 years. Gene loved spending time with his grandchildren, socializing with friends and attending auctions. Gene was preceded in death by his father, Donald Stallings and his granddaughter, Hannah Tedrow. He is survived by his partner of 15 years, Ray Taylor; his mother, Emma Stallings; sister, Brenda Tugwell and husband, Bobby; his four children, Cassie Blake and husband, Will, Matthew Stallings, Alex Stallings and Ashley Tedrow and husband, Ben; his eleven beautiful grandchildren and his four beloved Chihuahuas. He also has a large extended family and an abundance of friends. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel with visitation following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hampton Roads Good Samaritan Fund, P. O. Box 6281, Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.