Obituaries: Mr. Thomas Eugene “Gene” Pye.

Obituaries: Mr. Thomas Eugene “Gene” Pye.

Mr. Thomas Eugene “Gene” Pye, age 72, of Lindale, passed away Saturday evening, July 28, 2018, in a local health care facility.

Mr. Pye was born in Rome, Ga., on August 14, 1945, son of the late William A. and Myrtle Holmes Pye.  He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Jewell Pye and Elizabeth Batts, and by a brother, William Pye.  Mr. Pye was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Bekaert Steel Wire Corp. here in Rome for 25 years.  He was an animal lover and loved to fish.  He also loved flea markets and playing cards with his friends.  Mr. Pye was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Anna L. Abernathy, Cartersville; a brother, Edward Pye (Teresa), Rome; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  Dr. Billy Goolesby and the Rev. Gary Easterwood will officiate with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the service hour.


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