Eugene Keith Wilson, 78, of Connersville passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at his home.
One of four children of Graves and Phyllis VanMeter Wilson, Gene was born in Batesville, Indiana on November 22, 1943 and graduated from Brookville High School with the class of 1962.
On August 2, 1969, Gene married the former Peggy Moorman in Brookville. Mrs. Wilson passed away on November 15, 2019.
Gene served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era, receiving his honorable discharge with the rank of 2nd Class Airman.
In his leisure time, Gene enjoyed fishing, collecting Hot Wheels, and was a superb gardener. He was an active member of the Friends of the Library.
For 42 years, Gene was employed in Assembly and Inspection at Stant Manufacturing. He retired in 2009.
Survivors include two children, Chad (Bridget) Wilson of Everton and Renee (Mark) Zumkeller of Connersville; two brothers, Paul Wilson of Metamora and Bob (Judy) Wilson of Blooming Grove; a sister, Wanda (Darrell) Rader of Roachdale, Indiana; companion, Judy Getz of Connersville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his wife of over 50 years, Peggy Wilson; Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Wilson.
In honor of Gene’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gene to the Fayette County Foundation Endowment for the Friends of the Library. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.