FITHIAN Holly "Gene" Ludwig passed away peacefully at home with his loving family on Friday, May 12, 2017.
He was born Jan. 27, 1927, to Holly Jacob Ludwig and Cecil Sollars Ludwig and raised near Fithian, where he worked on the family farm until high school graduation. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on a destroyer in the South Pacific.
After the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Lola "Betty" McConnell. They celebrated 52 years of marriage before her death in 1999.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Rickey Ludwig; and brothers, Jake, Jack and Gary Ludwig.
He is survived by his sister, Ann Ludwig Luedke; daughter, Linda Ludwig Quintana, and her husband Ken; son, Holly Gene Ludwig II, and his wife Karie; son, Mark Owen Ludwig, and his wife Candi; grandchildren, Robert Elliott, Jennifer Elliott, Shane Ludwig, Kris Ludwig, Cara Ludwig Mitchell and Laken Ivey; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, 1910 E. Tyler St., Athens, TX 75751.
Published on  May 20, 2017