Eugene “Gene” Dyson, 75, Wabash, died 1:25 a.m., Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1945, in Wabash, to Raymond and Wanda (Thomas) Dyson.
Gene married Sandra Jill Younce in Roann, Dec. 13, 1969. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and served in Vietnam. Gene worked at GenCorp in Wabash, owned and operated Eugene & Sandra Dyson Trucking, and also farmed. He was a former member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and currently attended College Corner Brethren Church. Gene loved his dogs, enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake, and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jill Dyson of Wabash; five children: Jennifer (John) Rumple and Tracey (Jeff) Snyder, both of Wabash; Rachel (Paul) McKnight of Greentown; Sarah (Aaron) McClary of Markle; and Tyler (Casey) Dyson of Wabash; 21 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son-in-law, Mark Rickner.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Solomon David and Aaron McClary officiating. Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.