Eugene “Gene” Thompson

Eugene “Gene” Thompson, 89, of Spring City, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Rhea County, Gene was the son of the late Oscar and Parthinia Cox Thompson. He was a longtime employee of Roane Electric. When his health permitted, Gene attended Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed being outdoors - especially fishing and mowing yards. But most of all, Gene loved his family and spending time with them.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Opal McFalls Thompson; children, John (Janet) Thompson, “Timmy” (Raymond) Fine, Charbo (Tonda) Thompson and Jimmy Thompson, all of Spring City; brothers, Hoochie (Ernie) Thompson and James (Donna) Thompson, of Spring City; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Waldo officiating. Interment will follow at the Thompson Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.

Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City is in charge of arrangements.