Laurel Eugene Highland
87, passed away May 1, 2014 in Lebanon. He was born in Hendricks Co., IN, on May 23, 1926, a son of the late Firm Henry and Edna Elma (Williams) Highland.
He attended various grade schools in Boone County and Perry Central High School.
On Jan. 29, 1947, he was married to Mary Evelyn (Shaw) Highland in Whitestown, she survives.
For 28 years, Gene owned and operated H & H Automotive Supply in Sheridan and Lebanon.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Gene and Mary enjoyed wintering in Florida for many years.
Gene was a Past President of Boone County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Lebanon Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge in Mechanicsburg, VFW Post # 910 in Lebanon, American Legion in Lebanon, and Charter Member of the Elks Lodge # 2606 in Punta Gorda, FL.
Additional Survivors include five children; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and five sisters.
He was preceded in death by sister, Martha Rose Harmon; brother, Samuel Clifford Highland; son, Dennis Ray Highland; and granddaughter, Sheila Marie Highland.
Funeral Services with Military and Masonic Rites will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wed., May 7, 2014, at Myers Mortuary , 1502 N. Lebanon St., in Lebanon, IN.
Visitation is planned for May 7, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home in Lebanon.
Interment will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Online condolences: myersmortuary.com