Gene Daves, 57, of Viola, Illinois died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 18th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for the family.
Lorrin Gene Daves was born March 24, 1958 in Santa Ana, CA a son of Dean Robert and Doris Robbins Daves. He graduated from Winola High School. In 1980, he married Sandra Ferguson in Viola; they later divorced. Gene was a self employed over-the-road truck driver for 14 years. He always had barrels to sell, and was known as the barrel guy. Gene was community minded…always helping people, from hauling cars to mowing lawns, he was there with a smile. He enjoyed camping, helping with the Viola Threshers Reunion and most of all, spending time with his grandkids.
Those left to cherish his memory are his 3 children: Maisie Daves, Eric Daves and Malcolm Daves, all of New Windsor, IL; 6 grandchildren: Dighton Sherfey, Broc and Gunner Daves and Eben, Ravyn and Jacob Daves; mother: Doris Hoing, Viola; siblings: Lonnie Daves, Sherrard, IL and Verne Daves, New Boston, IL and half-siblings: Christina Themanson-Bjune, Lake Jackson, TX, Harold Daves, Paris, IL and Sandy Schindlebeck, Batavia, IL. He was preceded in death by his father.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.