He was employed in manufacturing for 25 years at Teledyne Republic Manufacturing in Brook Park and most recently at Seaway Bolt in Columbia Station. His favorite place to be was working in his yard, growing plants, fruit trees and flowers were his passion.
Gene is survived by his son, Jason Harrison of Eaton Township; sister, Sandy Brow (nee Staats) her husband Scott and their children, Leah and Eric of Cincinnati; as well as several friends he considered family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Octava Staats (nee Harrison); and step father, Mitchell Staats.
Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township.
The family requests that you honor Gene’s life with a gift to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees In Memory Program www.arborday.org
Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, handled arrangements.