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Francis "Gene" Eugene Hargiss

April 2, 1938 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 82)








Francis Eugene "Gene" Hargiss, 82, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.


He was born April 2, 1938 in Battle Creek, TN.


Gene is survived by his wife, Petreva (Pat) Nunley Hargiss, Dunlap, TN; nephew, James David Thomas (Jan, Marnie & David); sister-in-law, Mary Nunley Baugher (Joe, Petreva, Charla, Joshua & Samantha); nieces, Debbie Cooksey and Sharon Ybarra along with many nieces, nephews and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie James Hargiss and Lillie Gertrude Castleman Hargiss; sisters, Bertha Mae Holeman, Jessie Louise Rorex, Amanda Novella Case, and Mary Katy Adkins; and brothers, John William Hargiss, James Thomas Hargiss, and David Frank Hargiss.  


Gene Hargiss served in the US Air Force as an Airman Second Class MP (1954-58).  Slim, as he was known by many, was employed by Peter Bawden Drilling, Inc. in Houston/California as the Vice President/General Manager until he retired to Tennessee.  There he was a farmer, gardener, animal lover and dear friend to many. 


Funeral visitation will be held at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN on Tuesday, May 19, 2002 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm CDT.  Visitation procedures will follow the Covid-19 State of Tennessee regulations.


The graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm CDT at Cumberland View Cemetery in Kimball, TN with Brother Calvin Nunley officiating.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.


Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tatefh.com



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May 19, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Graveside Service
May 19, 2020

2:00 PM
Cumberland View Cemetery
Main Street
Kimball, TN 37380

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