George Eugene “Gene” Upton, 86, passed away Jan. 13, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 24, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Graveside inurnment will be at a later date in Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Divine Mercy Building Fund. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.
Gene was born July 17, 1927 in Rosedale, Kan. to Walter L. and Ida (Davis) Upton. He moved from Rosedale to Gardner in 1968.
Gene was an over the road truck driver for 14 years and a concrete worker for MO-KAN for 22 years. He was also a retail clerk for CMI in Gardner.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Gene enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Cecile Craig and wives Wanda Upton and Cecilia Gill Upton.
Gene is survived by many family members and friends.