Forrest Gene Fawley, 80 years of Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Gene was born June 17, 1939 in Hillsboro, the son of the late William and Dorothy (Holladay) Fawley.. Besides his parents, Gene was preceded in death by one son, Chris Fawley, one daughter, Debbie McElwee, two sisters, Kirmith Dornbush and Nellie Lawwill
Gene was a member of the Samantha Freewill Baptist Church, a graduate of Hillsboro High School and Gene serviced his Country in the U.S. Army. Gene retired from Chrysler and was a member of the Chrysler Old Breakfast Gang.
On October 20, 1979, Gene was united in marriage to Brenda K. (Bullen) Fawley who survives. He is also survived by 3 three sons, Brett (Tonya) DeGallery of VA., Steven (Mindee) Fawley of Wilmington, Patrick Fawley of Cincinnati; four daughters, Lisa (Don) Sheldon of MA., Gena (Jay) Bates of Hillsboro, Madyson Fawley of Hillsboro, Nevaeh Fawley of Hillsboro, 17 grandchildren, cousin, Charles Leber of Hillsboro. Gene and Brenda were foster parents 41 years to many children.
Celebration of Life will be held 4:00 P.M. August 1, 2019 at the Samantha Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Wiley Perkins will officiate. Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Samantha Freewill Baptist Church.
Military Rites will be conducted by the Highland County Guard at the Samantha Freewill Baptist Church at 4:00 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity in Gene's memory.
Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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