October 21, 2020

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Gwaltney

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Gwaltney

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Gwaltney, 86, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home.

A graveside service for Mr. Gwaltney will be conducted on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in the Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Rev. Jason Payne and Rev. James Lockee will officiate.

Gene was the son of the late Jay Parks and Edith McClain Gwaltney in Alexander County. He was a member of Liledoun Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He served his church and community as a deacon and taught Sunday school. Gene served his country as a U.S. Marine.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Laura Jean Wilson Gwaltney; five brothers, Harold, Rev. Gilmer, Robert “Bob,” Efird, Ronald and Howard Gwaltney; and a sister, Marjorie Christy.

Those left to cherish and share the memories of Gene include two sons, Terry Gwaltney and wife Sandra, and Kevin Gwaltney and wife Susan; and a daughter, Alicia Bumgarner. Mr. Gwaltney also leaves behind four grandchildren, Brandon Bumgarner (Tiffany), Brittany B. Abernathy (James), Caleb Gwaltney (Kasey), and Noelle Gwaltney; eight great-grandchildren, Noah, Jonah, Sampson and Asher Gwaltney, and Enoch, Sarah, Adah and Elizabeth Bumgarner; brother, Rev. Jerry Gwaltney; special friend, Joyce Lackey; with a number of nieces and nephews; and his dog and best friend, Cricket.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. @ 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or to Liledoun Baptist Church @ 2628 Liledoun Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

1 Comment

  1. Jacqueline Wagner Icenhour on October 19, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Praying for strength.
    I was married to Eddie Dean Gwaltney.
    I have 1 son, Mark Eugene Gwaltney.
    We send love
    Jacqueline

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