MORELAND — Ollie Eugene “Gene” Southerland, 76, of Maxey Valley, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, at home.
Born July 13, 1935, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Lewis and Mary Etta Rayborn Southerland. Gene was a Christian and a retired mechanic. He enjoyed mowing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Effie Southerland; four daughters, Linda Douglas, Bonnie (Curtis) Evans, Glenda (Paul) Smith and Kathy Southerland; a son, Michael (Debbie) Southerland; two sisters, Margaret Maxey and Pat (Joe) McCowan; eight grandchildren, Michelle Bonham, Shaun and Derek Southerland, Ashley Dunn, Amanda Smith, Christopher and Nikki Gooch, and Samantha Douglas; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Bonham.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dollie “Dimple” Simpson and Mable Carey; his son-in-law, Billy Ray Douglas; and his brother-in-law, Roy Maxey.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. James Harley, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shaun and Derek Southerland, Christopher Gooch, Nick Dunn, Johnny Reed, Johnnie Stinnett, Curtis Evans and Paul Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Ellis and Dr. Finley Hendrickson.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday.