Eugene “Gene” Winebaugh

Eugene “Gene” Winebaugh, 80, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Gene was born on October 11, 1938, in Pocahontas, Ark., to William R. and Dixie Ellen Black Winebaugh.

Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, greatgrandfather, neighbor, and friend. He was of the Baptist faith.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, William R. and Dixie Ellen Black Winebaugh; brothers, Bill, Dewie, Duel, Gerald, and Harvey Winebaugh; and sisters, Pauline Aldrick and Evelyn Wellner.

Gene is survived by his wife, Mary A. Wilkerson Winebaugh of the home; daughter, Debbie (Danny) Buck of Lepanto; stepson, Donald (Bobbie) Brooks of Warrensburg, Mo.; stepdaughters, Gail Fort of Bono, and Darlene Jansen of Reyno; sisters, Mary Lou (Mark) Borton of Clio, Mich., and Shirley Wingler of Bryan, Ga.; grandchildren, Dane Buck of Lepanto, Matthew C. (Dawn) Jansen of Pocahontas, Blake Jansen of Blytheville, and Caylin Fort of Bono; and greatgrandchildren, Gauge Jansen and Destiny Jansen.

Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas.

Cremation has been chosen as the method of final disposition. The cremation process was initiated after Gene’s visitation has concluded. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

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