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Gene Lading

August 14, 1934 November 27, 2019
Gene Lading
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Obituary for Gene Lading

Gene Lading, 85, of Sullivan, formerly of Pana passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Mason Point, Sullivan. He was born August 14, 1934 in Strasburg, IL, son of the late Orvel & Mabel (Ruff) Lading. Gene married Myrtle Zeigler on December 14, 1962 in Paris, IL and she survives.
Gene was the owner & operator of GMB Auto Parts with Myrtle for over 25 years before retiring. He then drove a school bus for Pana Schools. He was a member of the Christ Tabernacle Church in Herrick, the National Rifle Association, and a past member of the Pana Masonic Lodge AF&AM #226.
In his younger years, he enjoyed shooting guns, especially for squirrel hunting. He was also an avid gun collector. Gene was very active & a faithful member of his church. He was dedicated to reading his Bible as well as other Christian books. Gene spent a great deal of time in prayer and enjoyed the Monday night prayer meetings. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his wife.
In addition to his wife, Gene is survived by his children: Debra Bathe, Mahomet, IL; Mona (Mike) Eddy, Pana, IL; Suzanna (Lyle) Flesner, Shelbyville, IL; Rebecca (Sal) Navarro, Humble, TX; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings: Dwight (Melvina) Lading, Strasburg, IL; Beverly Jones, California; Ron (Carol) Lading, Effingham, IL; Paul (Karen) Lading, La Verne, CA and many nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Rogers; siblings: Verena Atteberry & Orvel “Pete” Lading.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Bishop Thomas Suey officiating. Burial will be in Eiler Cemetery, Tower Hill. Visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Christ Tabernacle Church, Herrick.
Memorials in Gene’s honor may be made to Mid-America Prepatory School, Herrick; Christ Tabernacle Church, Herrick or Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home who is assisting the family.

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5:00 PM 12/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Christ Tabernacle

10 S. Meyers Ave.
Herrick, IL 62431

Christ Tabernacle
10 S. Meyers Ave. Herrick 62431 IL
United States





10:00 AM 12/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

308 East 2nd Street
Pana, IL 62557

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 East 2nd Street Pana 62557 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Eiler Cemetery Final Resting Place

39.3717, -88.985
Tower Hill, IL 62571

39.3717, -88.985 Tower Hill 62571 IL
United States

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