BELMONT - Dennis Eugene "Gene" Cline, 84, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at home.
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Gene was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Willie "Bill" Wilson Cline and Irma Broome Cline. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Cline.
Gene was a longtime, active and faithful member of East Belmont Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and choir member. He was the owner-operator of D.E. Cline Co., Inc. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and political enthusiast. Gene was a true southern gentleman with a quick wit and ready smile. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Lorene Sams Cline; son, Tom Cline and wife, Donna; daughter, Cathy Shuford and husband, Bill; grandchildren, David Shuford, Elliott Shuford, Taylor Cline, Landon Cline; and sister, Sharon Traywick and husband, Frank.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. The funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jeff Taylor and the Rev. A.A. Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to East Belmont Baptist Church, 501 E. Catawba St., Belmont, NC 28012,
, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or the Heart Society of Gaston County, 1201 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Cline.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from May 4 to May 6, 2013