Eugene Ray (Gene) Coltrane, age 92, of Pulaski, VA passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the home of his daughter and son in law, Judy & Dickie Nelson, while under the care of Medi Home Health & Hospice. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Grace Spraker Coltrane, his parents Clyde R. Coltrane and Claude Coltrane.
He is survived by his daughters Judith Coltrane Nelson and her husband Dickie, and his daughter Karen Coltrane Phillips and her husband Randall. Two Grandsons, Brad Nelson and wife Aibie, Blake Nelson and wife Cindy; step granddaughter Cyndi Phillips Brimm and husband Chris, five great grandsons, Christopher, Travis and wife Katrina, Jeremy, Levi and Noah, step grandson Jaxson, and one great granddaughter , and two step great-granddaughters Becca and Hailey.
Gene was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and if having survived he would have been a great-great grandfather come February.
Gene was enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, stationed in the Philippines providing humanitarian aid and relief.
He was employed by Appalachian Power Company for thirty seven and one half years, as a Hydro Reservoir Building Supervisor.
Visitation will be at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, from 12:00noon -2:00pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020, with memorial service to immediately follow, entombment at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
The family would like to give special thanks to Gene’s hospice nurse Jacqulin McDuffie and Aid Barbara Luckado, for their care and compassion.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.