Edward Eugene “Gene” Lewis, age 78 of Curryville, MO, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

Cremation rites are under the direction of Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes & Crematory in Bowling Green, according to his wishes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 12:00 pm until time of services at the church. A family led memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 31, 2024 at the Curryville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Shonda Galloway officiating, along with Military Honors being conducted by VFW Post #5553 and Missouri Funeral Honors Guard. A family burial will take place at a later date.

Gene was born August 5, 1945 in Pike County, MO. He married Donna Rae Grote May 29, 1966 in Bowling Green.

Survivors include daughters, Susan (Mike) Swarnes of Bowling Green, Sheri Leigh (Chris) Grote of Frankford, and Shana (Keith) Oberman of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Garrett Luke Swarnes, Caleigh Elisabeth Grote, Caitlin Michele Grote, and Tara Lynn Oberman; brother Danny (Karen) Lewis of Curryville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and daughter, Shonda Rae Lewis.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.