Stillings, Harold Gene -
Murfreesboro - Funeral services for Mr. Harold Gene Stillings, age 74, of Manchester will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jon Amspaugh officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home on Friday. Mr. Stillings passed from this life on Friday, July 3, 2020, at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN.
Gene was born on October 12, 1945, in London, KY, the son of the late Felix and Viola Stillings. He was a United States Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War and attended the Manchester First Church of the Nazarene. Gene was a charter member of the CCVA, original plank owner of the USS America, and the 5th District Executive Committee person for the State of TN DAV
Gene was a member of the DAV, The American Legions, and the Manchester Jaycees. He was a former Manchester City Alderman, Recycling Engineer for Arnold Air Force Base, and mechanic for the Florida Department of Forestry. Also, during Gene’s lifetime, he was the Coffee County Veteran Service Officer, worked for TDOT for 13 years, was a firefighter for the Orlo Vista Fire Department, and a volunteer firefighter for the Kissimmee Heights Fire Department.
In Gene’s spare time, he loved fishing, watching TN Vols and TN Titans Football games, playing on the computer, and going to auctions with his best friend, Joe Sanders. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
In addition to his parents, Gene is also preceded in death by his sister, Marge Bales. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Margaret Thornton Stillings; two sons, Jamie and Daniel Stillings; one brother, Dennis Stillings (Jewell); five sisters, LaVerne Del Preore (Andy), Linda Sanders (Carl), Diane Stillings, Sondra Largent, and Carol McCormick (Jim Sykes); one granddaughter, Destinee Stillings; several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Stillings family.
THOMAS J, CHOATE says:
GENE I WILL SURELY MISS YOU AS A FELLOW VETERAN AND BEING SOMEONE THAT MADE THE VETERANS OFFEE COUNTYWERE ABLE TO ET TO THEIR APPOINTMENTS AT THE VA HOSPITALS!
WHAT WILL WE DO WITHOUT YOUNOW ?MAY THE GODS WATCH OVER YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! SO LONG MY FRIEND!
Destinee Stillings says:
Jolynn Clemons says:
Mr.Gene was such a wonderful,sweet soul. He will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Steve Bell, Middle Region Director, TDVS says:
Gene was not only a valuable County Partner to the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, but he was a friend. I was privileged to have known this man and call him my friend! Rest with God now Sailor! Until we meet again.
David Smith says:
"Today we are here to say
'Shipmate... the watch stands relieved
Relieved by those You have trained ,Guided, and Led
Shipmate you stand relieved.. we have the watch..."
Pamela Roberson says:
Mr Gene was a joy to be around. I enjoyed talking to him about his life during our breaks at the TDVS training sessions. I am sure Heaven is rejoicing and that he will be missed by all those he left behind. Enjoy those streets of gold beyond the pearly gates that you so richly deserve to walk on. God bless until we meet again.
Ben Welch says:
Mr. Gene was an absolute pleasure to be around. I got to meet him at the TDVS training sessions. Heaven's gain is our loss, but in Christ, we will all be reunited one beautiful day.
Barry Alsup says:
The sun has set on another one of our veterans. Gene was a relentless advocate for veteran's benefits. I will miss seeing and talking to him at our TDVS training sessions. Rest in peace my friend.
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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355