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Rev.Winifred "Gene" Early, Sr.

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“I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Early last week. We discussed his daughter in law Denise and his grand kids. Very sweet man! ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sarah lemaster

“God be with you. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Calvin and Jacqueline Bush - TN

“Having worked with Gene at Goodwill for a number of years, I found to be a person of very high standards and values. Our prayers are with the family...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Calvin and Jacqueline Bush - TN

“Larry went to East Lake school with Gene and Sharleen worked with him at Goodwill for almost 8 years. We will miss him and will always cherish our...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Larry and Sharleen Robinson - GA

“Green- eternal life ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly Kelly - Chattanooga, TN

“My prayers are with you. He is deeply missed. We miss his presence with us, but I know Whose presence he is in now. And that makes me smile! ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly Kelly - Chattanooga, TN

“I James Goad worked at goodwill for 7 yrs.I love Mr.gene and his wife more than anyone could ever imagine.May God comfort everyone at this time of...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: james goad - chattanooga, TN

“I will always remember the way Gene put a smile on my face each and every time I saw him. He was so kind, hard-working, and genuine. He will be...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jennifer Morris - Hixson, TN

“Willie Faye, I am sorry I am unable to be with you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Although I am unable, physically to be with you, you...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Juanita Seagroves, Wright - GA

“Willie Fay and family. I loved Gene like a father, as he was close to my father's age. I've know Gene for over 20 years, and I am better for that. ...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Charles C. White, Jr. - TN

“I knew Gene for a short 2 1/2 years, but every time I saw him he always had that bright light in his eyes! He had wonderful stories to tell and a...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Rebecca Glass - Cleveland, TN

“Our Goodwill has lost a truly remarkable man. Gene was such a hard worker and was very dedicated to our Goodwill and our Mission. Many prayers are...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly Warren - Chattanooga, TN

“We were saddened to hear of Gene's passing. Many prayers of comfort and strength surround Willie Faye and the family during this most difficult time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Goodwill HELPs Program - TN

“Gene will be missed by all at the Cleveland Store #9 He was always willing to joke and have you in good sprites. A good friend and respected by all...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sheila R. Bell - Cleveland, TN

“Willie Faye and family. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Gene. I have such wonderful memories of you all at Ridgecrest and what fun we had...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Kinsey Davis - Chattanooga, TN

“On April 17th heaven opened its gates to receive the kind and gentle spirit of Gene Early. He will be greatly missed by his Goodwill family. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Cher Bewick - Cleveland, TN

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Reverend Winifred Eugene "Gene" Early, Sr., age 76, of Rossville, GA, went home to be with The Lord on April 17, 2015.

He was born in Chattanooga, TN, and was a lifelong resident of the Northwest Georgia and Chattanooga, TN area. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Gene was a skilled carpenter and could work on just about anything. He was the former owner of GE Service Company and had worked Days Inn as well as several other companies. He was currently working for Goodwill as the Chattanooga area Maintainence Supervisor. Gene was an ordained minister, a former member of Mariah Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and a current member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Fairview, GA. Gene enjoyed fishing, metal detecting for Civil War relics and woodworking.

He is preceded in death by his step-father: Hobert Kilgore.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty eight years: Willie Faye Lynn Early, mother: Gertrude Early Kilgore both of Rossville, GA, sons and daughters-in-law: Gino & Denise Early of Chickamauga, GA, Eric Lynn & Jackie Early of Rossville, GA, sisters: Peggy Kerley of Rossville, GA, Betty Carbine of East Ridge, TN, brothers: J.R. Kilgore of Chattanooga, TN, Ernest Kilgore, Dennis Kilgore both of Rossville, GA, grandchildren: Amber Lynn (Tyler) Whittenburg, Heather Nicole Early, Eric William Early, Maria Early, D.J. Sneed, Jr., Toni McAllister, great grandchildren: Justin McKenzie, Kobe McAllister, Ashley McAllister, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday, all day Monday and Tuesday morning prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am - Tuesday - April 21, 2015 in the funeral home chapel with Pastors: Randy Lynn and Jon Underwood officiating. Interment will follow at Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery – Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes- Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.