Memorial services will be conducted for Gene G. Staples, 88 of Marshall, TX on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Staples entered into rest on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Heritage House after a brief illness.
Mr. Staples was born and raised in Marshall and a graduate of Marshall High School. He served his country during the Korean War as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. He was an instrument technician, a certified locksmith, and he retired as a power plant trouble shooter. He loved to play dominoes and could be found every Thursday night at the Woodlawn Community Center playing . Most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Staples; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Staples, Sr.; one sister, June Berry; brothers, Jack, Mead, Mike, Nelson and John C. Staples. He is survived by daughters, Jeanette Finigan and husband Michael, and Deborah Thornton and husband David; one brother, Lawrence Ray Staples; one sister, Alice Regina Nesbitt; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
January 27, 2018
11:00 AM to TBD
The Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home
100 East Travis Street
Marshall, TX 75670