In Memory

Gene Hembree

Gene Hembree

January 25, 1946 – April 21, 2016

Gene Hembree Gene Herchiel Hembree of Plainview passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the age of 70. He was born Jan. 25, 1946, in Plainview, Texas, to Herchiel and Helena (Carroll) Hembree. He received his bachelor's degree in business from Texas A&M.

Gene was self-employed as a paint contractor. He married Frankie Blackwell on June 4, 1965, they were married for almost 51 years. Gene was very involved in his community he was a member of the Planning & Zoning Board with the City of Plainview, Elk's Club, A&M Band. He also was the president of band boosters and he coached softball at the YMCA.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; one daughter, Tanya Buckley and husband, Joel of San Antonio; one brother, Glenn Hembree and wife, Cynthia of Perry, Oklahoma; two sisters, Nancy Steiwig and husband, Monty of Lubbock and Mittie Sue Goff of Plainview; two grandchildren, Corbin Buckley and Brendon Buckley; nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. Gene was preceded in death by his parents. No services are scheduled at this time. Please celebrate the life of Gene by


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04/28/16 06:59 AM #1    

David Digby

Gene was ever the good guy. I believe that everybody liked him. He was a friend to us all. Gene, well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master.

04/28/16 08:02 AM #2    

Jerilynn James (Daugherty)

Sending much love to Frankie and to all who loved and knew Gene. 



04/28/16 10:34 AM #3    

Don Sambol

I spent a bit of time with Gene and his wife at our reunion 7(?) years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with them. I grieve for the loss and he and his family will be in my prayers

04/28/16 11:22 AM #4    

Eddy (Ed) Caviness

Our condolences for Gene's family.  A truly stand up guy who helped many and was always supporive.     

04/29/16 11:42 AM #5    

Nancy McClung (Chaddick)

RoGene and I add our voices to those offering condolences to the family and friends of Gene. He and I shared a birthday. He was always such a gentle man in my remembrances. Prayers for Frankie and all the family.

04/30/16 07:58 AM #6    

Gene Bass

Condolences for Gene's family. Prayers going up for Frankie and family.

05/01/16 12:34 PM #7    

Karen York (Neal)

So sorry to hear about Gene. He was a real gentleman. Praying for Frankie and family.

05/01/16 09:03 PM #8    

Vance Bradford

It is hard to accept this kind of news. In our high school days, we thought we would live forever, and I join all of you in this moment of sadness and grief. May Gene rest in peace and may he feel the warmth of our Lord and Savior.  Vance

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