|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1944|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2007|
VIENNA - James Eugene "Gene" Averitt, 63, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with the Rev. Richard Swiney officiating. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery southeast of Vienna. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Prior to his retirement, Gene was employed as a correctional officer at Vienna Correction Center. Formerly, he was employed at Vienna IGA as an assistant manager, and operated Averitt Tree Service for a number of years.
He was a great outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was born April 30, 1944, in Paducah, the son of William Thomas and Alice (Harris) Averitt.
Survivors include a son, Gene Allen Averitt and his wife, Carla, of Vienna; stepdaughter, Tona Lee Douglas of Olmsted; grandson, James Robert Allen Averitt; six stepgrandchildren, Terry "TJ", Tyler, Jordan, Steven, Ashley and Chasity; sister, Rose Harris of Vienna; four brothers, Earl David Averitt, Charles Averitt, Daniel Averitt and Ed Averitt, all of Vienna; nieces and nephews; and a very special friends, Verla Harner and her family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William B. "Bill" Averitt; and two sisters, Bonnie Streetman and Blanche McBride.
Created by: Edward L. Baugher III
Record added: Jun 18, 2007
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