COLUMBUS — Roy G. "Gene" Brasel, 84, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Gene was born in Carmi, Ill., on Jan. 6, 1930, to the late Percy and Hayley Bryan Brasel. A loving husband, dad grandfather and friend, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen O'Connell Brasel; daughters Laurie Brasel, Betsy Brasel, Julie (David) Brasel Hersh and Christine (Amy Andres) Brasel; grandchildren Whitney and Alex; nephew Bill Russell; many other nieces and nephews; and many special friends from Southeast, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his siblings India Brennecke, Bryan Brasel and Mary Frances Russell; and his beloved dog, Bear.
An independent oil and gas producer for more than 40 years, Gene was past president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and a member of the Petroleum Club. He was a member of Cheshire Baptist Church.
A memorial service honoring his life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., in Worthington, where his family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Gene's family asks that no flowers be sent to the service. Please honor his life by sending donations in his memory to the Gallia County Animal Shelter, 186 Shawnee Lane, Gallipolis, OH 45631; or to the Meigs County Humane Society, 305 N 2nd Ave., Middleport, OH 45760. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home during service times.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send messages of support to his family.