The community of Osgood lost a familiar smile, Gene Russell Flint Sr. age 54, passed away suddenly on Saturday April 11, 2020. Gene was born on October 27, 1965 the son of Gene Arthur and Alene (Cave) Flint in Madison, IN. His childhood would see him move from Texas to Tennessee, before settling in Osgood.
Gene finished his schooling at Jac-Cen-Del and was a graduate of the Class of 1983. After completing school Gene joined the United States Army and began his basic training, he had entered the Army Airborne Division but was forced to return home after the passing of his father.
In August of 1984, Gene had begun working in the family business and simply was needing to get lunch. He had no idea that stopping at Ernie’s (Larry’s) Pizza in Versailles and ordering would forever change his world, he would meet and eventually marry the Miss Paula Derringer.
Gene and Paula were married on September 11, 1989 in very short ceremony held in Mama’s Pizza in downtown Osgood. They were blessed with 2 sons Gene Russell and Ryan Arthur. Gene and Paula have been a team in every aspect of the way. Gene was self-employed and operated numerous adventures over the years, from siding to trucking, he wasn’t scared to venture into about anything. His first and foremost important job was simply being dad, which has involved into being the best grandpa he could be.
Gene and Paula in recent years had been able to take long vacations and travel to many states. He has fished numerous lakes, oceans, and various points in between, from Maine to California. The family said every vacation ever taken revolved around being able to fish. He wasn’t afraid to push it to the limit on getting out on the water. He was a proud member of Church on the Rock in Batesville.
Gene is survived by wife Paula, sons Gene Russell and Ryan Arthur (Sabrina Yocum), mother Alene Flint, granddaughters Emma Grace, Bailey Sue, and Whitley Jean, and grandson Wyatt Russell. He was preceded in death by father Gene Arthur, brother Michael, and sister Michelle.
A memorial gathering is planned for this Saturday October 24, 2020, visitation will be from 9am-11am. A memorial service will begin at 11 am. with Pastor Roger Dean officiating. All service will be held at Church On The Rock (407 N Township Line Road) in Batesville. Memorials can be given to the church in care of Neal’s Funeral Home. Online condolences can be placed on Nealsfuneralhome.net
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