Gene Lewellyn, 80, of Oakwood, passed away at Kindred Hospital, in Indianapolis, with family by his side on Oct. 11, 2016. Gene was born the son of Raymond and Lorene (Moore) Lewellyn on July 3, 1936 in Ghent, Ky.
Gene married Tina Turner on Aug. 7, 1959 who he loved for more than 57 years. She survives.
Also surviving are two grandsons, Chris and Aaron Lewellyn.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter; and his son, Ray.
Gene served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until 1957. After returning home, he worked at Kraft Foods in the dog food division starting in 1960 for twenty some years. He later went to the Public Safety Building in Danville as custodian for over 20 years. Gene was a volunteer at the hospital as a Red Coat, he was a member of Vermilion Heights Christian Church and American Legion Post 210. He loved to just read his bible, most of all spending time with his family was Gene's biggest enjoyment.
A Celebration of Gene's Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville at 3940 N. Vermilion St. Pastor Rod Godley will officiate. Following the service, American Legion Post 210 will honor Gene with military rights. Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior. Per Gene's wishes, cremation will be accorded at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Vermilion Heights Christian Church in Gene's name.
Please join Gene's family in sharing memories, video and pictures on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 14, 2016