Eugene T. (Gene) Markey

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Eugene (Gene) Thomas Markey passed away peacefully at his home in Dallas, Texas on October 30, 2011. He was born on November 19, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teenager, he moved to Union, New Jersey, where he graduated from Seton Hall High School before enlisting in the United States Air Force. While stationed at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston Texas he met and fell in love with Carol Ann Dixon. They were married on December 1, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1956, Gene and his family returned to Houston. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force with the rank of Captain in 1959. G ene then attended the University of St Thomas in Houston and the University of Houston, graduating with degrees in economics and finance, as well as an MBA. During his business career, he held various senior financial positions with Hughes Tool, Mobil, Anderson Clayton, Canadian Gulf Lines and Tenet Healthcare.He also taught statistics classes at Rice University during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Gene loved the game of golf and was an avid golfer. In 1973, he moved the family to River Plantation subdivision, a golf course community located in Conroe, Texas. He was an active member of the River Plantation Country Club regularly playing in golf and tennis tournaments. In 1992, Gene moved to Dallas with Tenet Healthcare where he worked until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas. Gene is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Markey, his mother, Julia (Jean) Markey, his wife of 39 years, Carol Ann Dixon Markey, and his son, Stephen Thomas Markey. He leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Winnie Markey, his children, Michele Markey, Chris Markey and his wife Lezlie, Melinda Markey Emmons and her husband David, and Meredith Markey Brown. He also leaves his grandchildren, who he loved dearly: Carter and Sara Jane Emmons, Casey Markey, Marissa Markey Stovall, Mason Markey, and Cullen and Connor Brown. A private memorial service for the family will be held at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas on Wednesday November 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Catholic Charities of Dallas.

Published on from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of:
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway | Dallas, TX 75225 | (214) 363-5401
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