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Willis Eugene "Gene" Gamble
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Obituary for Willis Eugene "Gene" Gamble

Willis Eugene “Gene” Gamble, 83, resident of 1116 Old Abbeville Highway, husband of Roseland Spake Gamble, died Monday, January 1, 2018 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Shelby, NC, August 7, 1934, son of the late B. W. “Pug” and Evelyn Willis Gamble he was a graduate of Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC and was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. Gene retired from Greenwood Mills as director of weaving after more than 30 years of service with the company.

He was a dedicated member of Hyde Park Baptist Church, teacher of the Gene Gamble Sunday School Class and was a deacon of the church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was very devoted to his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a daughter, Rene (Daniel) Driggers of Columbia; two sons, Blake (Selena) Bridwell of Lexington and Lane Bridwell of the home; a brother, Larry (Melony) Gamble and a sister, Donna Vess, both of Shelby, NC; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be members of the Gene Gamble Sunday School Class.

The family is at the home on the Old Abbeville Highway and will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11AM Wednesday and immediately following the chapel service.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hyde Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 330 Deadfall Road, Greenwood, SC 29649.

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Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

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1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

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Greenwood Memorial Gardnes

3302 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


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