Carl Eugene Housley

Carl Eugene Housley, 90, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, surrounded by family and friends from Rhea Medical Center where he was a volunteer for 28 years.

Gene was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Dayton. He graduated from Rhea Central High School and served in the military during the Korean War. After his military service, he was employed at Dupont for 35 years. He was also a 50-year member of the Dayton Masonic Lodge No. 512. His loves in life were his grandchildren, construction, western movies, and making people laugh. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Mary Ellen Housley; sisters, Louise Harris, Bonnie Ballard, Helen Housley; brother, Ray Housley; and parents, Carl and Maude Dobbs Housley.

He is survived by his daughters, Gena (Tim) Britt and Marti (Glenn) Miles; grandchildren, Jacqueline Clements, William Chase Newman, Jordan Malone, Garrett Britt, Tyler Miles, and Morgan Miles; several great-grandchildren; one nephew, Billy Ray Harris; and nieces Debbie Iden, Diane Peaters, and Donna Rae Robbinson all of Michigan.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2021, in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Jump and Speaker Garret Britt officiating. Burial will follow at Rhea Memory Gardens with military honors.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home of Dayton