HODGEN—Memorial services for Gene Allen Skelton, 64, of Hodgen are Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Heavener First Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Harris and Rev. Sonya Nix officiating.
Cremation services are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
He was born Nov. 13, 1952 in Modesto, Calif. to Bill Gene and Betty Jo (Penell) Skelton and passed away Sept. 19, 2017 in Hodgen.
Gene was a member of the Heavener Pentecostal Church of God, Choctaw Country Club and was self-employed as a truck driver. He loved spending time with his family, friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. Gene was a veteran of the Air Force where he served his country during the Vietnam Era. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. Gene will be dearly missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Davis; and two grandkids Caden Place and Zarteshia Riddley.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Skelton, of the home; father, Bill Skelton, of Hodgen; six daughters Debbie Fell of Tulsa, Brianna Riddley and husband Phineas of Monroe, Gwenda Saylor of Poteau, Jamie Nelson of Bokoshe, Rachel Skelton of Poteau. and Billie Francis and husband Kendall of Heavener; three sons Steve Morrison and wife Mandy of Fort Worth, Texas,
Marcus Skelton of Poteau and Gene Allen Skelton II of Heavener; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of many friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Gene Allen Skelton II, Phineas Riddley, Kendall Francis, Kenny Dehart, Brian Harris, Gary Fortner, Randy Tarpley, Trevor Pettit and Marilyn Pledger.
The family with visit with friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
To sign Gene’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.
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