A classic cowboy, Gene enjoyed fishing, watching westerns and being outdoors. He dedicated his working years as an auto mechanic. Gene will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gene is survived by two sons, Michael and wife Amber Cox of Hollister, Missouri, and Gregory and wife Gracie Cox of Branson West, Missouri; and three grandchildren, Michael Cox, Job Cox and Emmett Cox.
A graveside memorial service will take place at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri, at a later time.