James Eugene “Gene” Hole, 71 passed away April 20, 2013 at Freeman Hospital.

James Eugene “Gene” Hole, 71 passed away April 20, 2013 at Freeman Hospital.

Gene was born October 2, 1941 in Carthage to Everett Hole and Imogene Johnson Hole. Gene was born and raised in Carthage where he returned in 1980 Gene served in the Air force  He was a cable repair technician  where he worked for Southwestern Bell for 33 years he retired 1999. Gene was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carthage. He was the Boy Scouts Troop #9 Committee Member. Gene enjoyed fishing and woodworking, he was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Center Creek Social Club.

Gene was united in marriage to Marilyn Richards October 5, 1963 in Wilkinsburk, Pennsylvania she survives.

Gene is survived by two sons Jeff Hole and wife Ginny of Carthage and David Hole and wife Marie of Colorado Springs Colorado. Six grandchildren Elizabeth and Jake Wiemeth , Mike and Kayla Hole, Trevor and Chelsy Hole, Rob Hole and wife Clarrissa , Marissa and Samantha Hole. And two great grandsons Wyatt and Kayden Hole one brother Don Hole and wife Margaret of Neck City, MO.

Gene is preceeded by his parents and two brothers Dean Hole and Royce Hole.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday April 24, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Carthage, With Reverend James Lee officiating the service. Visitation is 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 23, 2013 at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial is at Carterville Cemetery Carterville, MO. Contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church or the Boy Scouts Troup #9 care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.