Gene Plumlee

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Earl Eugene (Gene) Plumlee of Eagle Rock, Missouri was born June 25, 1930 in Oak Grove, Arkansas to Denton and Cora (Swofford) Plumlee. Gene passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Cassville, Missouri at the age of 90.

Gene was a long-time resident of Oak Grove, Arkansas where he enjoyed farming for many years.† He served in the US Army during the Korean War and worked for the Table Rock Lake Army Corp of Engineers for 30 years before retiring in 1990.† Gene was a deacon at the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church for many years until he answered the call to preach.† He then served as the pastor of the Gospel Lighthouse Freewill Baptist Church in Lampe, Missouri.†

On September 29, 1951 Gene was united in marriage with Barbara (Shahan) Plumlee, who preceded him in death after 55 years of marriage.† To that union, he is survived by his two sons Larry Plumlee and wife Lajunta, Terry Plumlee and wife Louetta; seven grandchildren Kristy and Jacob Loper, Karla and Jason McCullough, Kimberly and Colton Correll, Kelly and Keith Dwyer, Kayla Plumlee and Steven Woods, Cory and Robbin Plumlee, Matthew and Misha Plumlee; and sixteen great grandchildren.

On October 6, 2007 Gene was united in marriage with Bonnie (Meeks) Plumlee who survives him of the home. He is also survived by step-children Ellen White, Terri and Mark Dickens, Melissa and Teddy House; step-grandchildren Sarah and Chris Evans, William and Chelsea Dickens, Keith and Kaylee White, Correy Shrum, Gregg and Kayla Shrum; and nine step-great grandchildren.

Gene will be remembered by many other family members and friends.†

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Barbara Plumlee, brother Donald Plumlee, sister Joyce Allen, two infant brothers, and stepson Eddy White.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Hale Cemetery in Oak Grove with Pastor Kevin Hilton officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Gideonís International, PO Box 362, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the directions of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at