Gene Sease went to be with the Lord on November 3rd, 2021. Gene was born on January 7, 1925 and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He is known for having a kind heart, a sweet smile, and a love for his family. He joined the Army at age 18, and soon after, he met his sweet wife Doris during a hospital visit for his uncle. Gene knew what he wanted in life, and he acted accordingly. Doris was a nurse working at the hospital and Gene instantly knew she was his soul mate. He made sure to propose before he headed off to World War II and the two married upon his return.
Gene and Doris were married for 62 years and he is survived by four wonderful children.
Jack, the oldest, Gary and Glenn, the twins, and Jan, the princess. He is also survived by his daughter-in-laws, Beverly and Kathi, married to Gary and Glenn respectively.
A bible was always beside Gene, and his passion was to read the love letter from his Lord and Savior. He lived what he read, and he treated everyone with kindness, compassion, and respect. He was a caretaker, and he loved nothing more than taking care of his wife, and his children .
During his career, he worked as a textile designer for Highland Park and as an estimator for a subsidiary company for Avery labels. After retiring, Gene and Doris started their own jewelry company entitled Silver-Time. This endeavor was by far his favorite, and he enjoyed having a store right next to his daughter at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart.
Baseball was a passion of Gene’s, and he enjoyed watching the Braves games with his son, Jack. Fortunately, his beloved Braves were able to win the World Series the last night that Gene called earth his home before being called to his heavenly home.
Gene was a member of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, and he loved studying the Bible and living out his faith. He is preceded in death by his soulmate Doris, his precious parents, James and Mary Sease, his fun loving sister Mary Elizabeth most known as Mae, and his incredible son-in-law, Ron Massingale. His quiver was filled with arrows with his 4 children, 8 grandchildren and his 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from noon to 1pm at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, with the service following at 1pm in the funeral home chapel. The graveside ceremony will follow the service at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.kepnerfh.com.