George E. “Gene” Raymond, age 76, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Anderson County Hospital, Garnett.
He was born July 8, 1942, in Garnett, the son of George A. and Nora (Nutt) Raymond. He graduated Garnett High School and from Kansas State University with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science.
Gene married Virginia E. Tucker on July 3, 1971 in Garnett.
Gene had a big heart, a smile, and a laugh for everyone that crossed his path. He was a man that truly knew no strangers. He was passionate about many things – Limousin cattle, people, and of course, Kansas State University. Over the years, Gene was actively involved in many organizations supporting the youth, men and women of the livestock industry, not only locally, but nationally as well. No matter how busy he was, he always took the time to talk, whether in the truck feeding or late at night. He was a loving husband, father, mentor and coach to many. A good, hardworking man that will be missed by all whose lives’ he touched, his chores here are done.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nora Raymond.
Gene is survived by his wife Virginia Raymond, of the home; three daughters, Diane Allen of Garnett, Kansas; Stacy Hanson and husband Arne of Garnett, Kansas; and Kathleen Dudney-Mongold and husband Gerry of Topeka, Kansas; three grandchildren, Quenten Allen and wife Ale of Concord, California; Devon Weldon and husband Todd of Scotland, Pennsylvania; Zachary Hanson of Long Beach, California; three great grandchildren, Crosston and Asher Weldon; and Ella Allen; one brother, Dale Raymond and wife Cathy of Overland Park, Kansas; one sister, Ruth Lee Hastert and husband Glen of Garnett, Kansas; one nephew, three nieces; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at First Christian Church, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Lone Elm Cemetery, Lone Elm, Kansas. The family will greet friends on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas State University Animal Science Department or to Coco Sutton Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com