J. Eugene Sheely, 87, of Payne, Ohio passed away Nov. 17, 2010 at Dallas Lamb Foundation Home.
Gene was born on March 30, 1923, in Grover Hill, OH, the son of the late John and Minnie (Leiter) Sheely. On Oct. 11, 1942 he married Virginia Boyd, who died on Oct. 28, 2003. He was self-employed as an appliance repairman, photographer, and farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an active, lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a 60-year member of the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge.
He will be sadly missed by his sons: David (Jan) of Hudson, MI, Dr. Robert (Marla) of Middletown, OH and Kevin (Tina) of Spencerville, IN; daughters: Geneva (James) Greenwood of Hamilton, OH, Melinda (Steven) Lee of Mandeville, LA; daughter-in law: Albalina Sheely of Winter Haven, FL; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters: Carmelita (James) Morrison, Constance (Robert) Dobbelaere. He was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Laurence Sheely.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, with viewing one hour prior, on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at St. Paul United Methodist, 312 S. Main, Payne. Pastor Julia Ronngren will officiate.
Burial will be at Lehman Cemetery.
Viewing is also Friday, 2-4 PM and 6-7:30 PM, at the church. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dallas Lamb Foundation Home, 650 N. Main, Payne 45880 or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 312 S. Main, Payne 45880.
Arr. By Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com