Bartley Eugene (Gene) Lord
May 7, 1935-
March 25, 2013
Gene Lord, 77, of Pace passed away on March 25, 2013. He was born in Pensacola and grew up in Pace, Fl. Gene was preceded in death by his father, Reverend D.M. Lord, his mother Estelle Lord , one brother, D.E. (Pete) Lord, brother-in-law, Neal Watford, and nephews Alan Lord and Danny Lord .
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jackie (Renfroe) Lord, three children; Darlene (Duke) Lee, Bart Lord and Mike (Kathy) Lord, 4 grandchildren; Doug Lee, Chari Huntzberry, Angela Danan and Ben Danan, 4 great-grandchildren; Shelby Sanders, Jacob Waltz, Bryce Waltz and Kilan Huntzberry, one sister, Carol Lord Watford, sister-in-law Colleen Lord, 2 nephews, Billy Lord and Doug (Becky) Lord and a host of friends.
He was of the Baptist Faith.
He graduated from Milton High School in 1953 and attended Pensacola Junior College.
Gene was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; he is listed in the Eagle Scout Roll of Honor.
Gene worked as Staff manager for Life and Casualty Insurance Company in Hattiesburg, Ms for 10 years and went on to open his own business, Tri-City Insurance, in Century, Fl. He began a career in civil service at NAS Whiting Field and went on to complete the apprentice program for sheet metal mechanic (aircraft) at NAS Pensacola where he retired after 25 years of service.
Continuing a family tradition, Gene taught his sons to hunt and fish at an early age. He especially loved the outdoors and spent countless hours either working in his yard or pursuing his passion for hunting and fishing with his boys or playing Superman with his great-grandchildren.
Gene was a hero to his family, with his smile, his laugh, "his little dance" and his fun loving ways. He loved his lemon tree, his garden, his video camera and spending time with his family.
Visitation will be held at Lewis Chapel in Pace on Wednesday March 27, 2013 from 5-7 pm.
Funeral services will be held at Lewis Chapel in Pace Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Reverend Glen Davenport officiating.
Pallbearers are Billy Lord, Doug Lord, Marvin King, Andy Davis, Bob Holland and Herman Jernigan
Burial will be at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery on Chumuckla Hwy following the services. lewisfuneralhomes.net
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