Gene W. Hire

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Gene W. “Beannie” Hire, 50, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Heartland of Dublin.

Gene was born Nov. 19, 1968, in Columbus, a son of the late Eugene D. and Alice Joan Deneca Hire. He also was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Donald Hire.

Gene is survived by five siblings, Penny Windsor of Colorado, Chris (Roger) Young of Georgia, Cindy (Terry) Scott of Huntsville, Jim Hire of Bellefontaine and John Hire of Celina; stepsister, Betty Pachinger of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A 1989 graduate of Indian Lake High School, he worked for Mid America at HBD for 13 years.

Beannie loved to sing karaoke and spend time with family and friends. He was a friend to all and would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He loved to work and joke and laugh with his co-workers, as it made his day. During his illness, he never stopped joking and laughing with his nurses, doctors and staff. He said it was just his nature. His favorite saying was “I am my father’s son.”

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, following visitation that begins at 10 a.m. Inurnment will be in Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to his family.

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