Gene Dale McFarland, age 82, of Brownsville, departed this life on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at the West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson, TN. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, December 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM at the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, Tennessee, with Bro. Richard Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation for Gene will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Lea and Simmons Funeral Home.
Gene was born December 26, 1938, in Haywood County. He served his country in the Tennessee National Guard. He worked and retired from the State of Tennessee where he was a State Trooper. He was a long-time member of the Poplar Corner Baptist Church in Brownsville, TN.
He is survived by his son, Brandon McFarland, (Tam) of Jackson, TN; three grandchildren, Jeremy McFarland, Brandi Maness, Justin McFarland and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lynn Hawkins McFarland; one brother, J.R. McFarland and his parents, Henderson and Mary Paris McFarland.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Poplar Corner Baptist Church, 1010 Boyd Ave., Brownsville, TN 38012. All arrangements and services are under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.