Gene Wasson


Gene E. Wasson, 81, of New Harmony, Indiana, born to Roy and Grace (Barton) Wasson on March 17, 1932, in Evansville, Indiana, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
After completing his service in the Army during the Korean War, Gene was the sole owner of Wasson Oil Company for many years. He retired from General Electric after 14 ½ years, then worked as a toll taker at the Wabash County Bridge at New Harmony until it closed in 2012.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years: Helen (Mathew) Wasson; daughter: Debbie (David) Lyke of New Harmony, Indiana; son: Rick Wasson of Benton, Illinois; 3 grandchildren: John (Tammy) Lyke of New Harmony, Indiana, Brent (Kelly) Lyke of Evansville, Indiana and Amanda Wasson of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; 6 great grandchildren: Jordan, Wyatt, Ethan, Evan and Elsey Lyke and Bobby Reynolds; 4 nephews, 1 niece and his best friend and companion Carly.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister: Norma Hidbrader and a brother: Jack Wasson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Werry Funeral Home in Poseyville, Indiana with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wadesville, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Posey County Humane Society, 6500 Leonard Road, Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620 www.poseyhumane.org or PC Pound Puppies, PO Box 295, Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620 www.pcpoundpuppies.com .
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: www.werryfuneralhomes.com.

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