Gene Autry Spears of Cantonment, Florida, passed peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the age of 78.
Gene served in the U.S. Air Force, and had a passion for fishing, restoring cars, racing, camping, and spending time with family. Gene was a local businessman for years in the HVACR industry and recently a dealer in restaurant equipment. He was a long time member of the Masons, Eastern Star, Shriners and also a member of the American Legion. He will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Gayle; daughter, Linda Gayle; brother, Wastle; and son-in-law, Randy.
He is survived by four brothers; two sisters; children, Tricia (Steve), Tonja (Dusty), Angela (Rich), Regina, Marshal (Melinda); special friend, Marsha; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous friends within the community.
We will update this obituary with service arrangements as they become available.
Lewis Funeral Home of Milton has been entrusted with arrangements.
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