Quinten Eugene “Gene” Barger, 69, of Pikeville, departed this life Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones.
He was born October 1942 in Bledsoe County Tennessee to the late Carl “Buck” and Maureen Barger. He was a lifelong resident of Bledsoe County. He was a devoted father and papa, and attended Stephens Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Germany and was a former employee of Combustion Engineering where he worked for 20 years as a crane operator. He began his second career as a long haul truck driver where he worked many years.
He played softball for many years in Chattanooga and coached his daughters’ softball teams. He spent many hours playing golf with his family and friends, and also loved watching and talking sports. He played the guitar and played at his church many times with his family.
He is survived by his children Randy (Lucy) Barger; April Barger and Connie (Andy) Billingsley; two grandchildren Kaci and Dallas Billingsley; sisters Ruth (George) Harvey; Sandy (Larry) Todd; Peggy (Jimmy) Standefer; brothers Greer (Glenna) Barger; Leonard (Connie) Barger; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were held April 10 in the funeral home chapel with burial in Howard-Walker Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.