Obituary for Mr. Lloyd Gene Addington

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Mr. Lloyd Gene Addington

September 7, 1938 - February 15, 2019

Lloyd ‘Gene’ Addington of Mooresville was known as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He passed away in Ocala, Florida on February 15, 2019 at 80 years young. Gene was born on September 7, 1938 in Seminole, Oklahoma, the oldest son of Kenneth and Audrey Addington. He graduated from Adrian College in Michigan in 1960 and served three years with the United States Army. Gene retired in 1999 as Director of International Sales for Diamond Chain Co. He was the recipient of the Warren Pike Lifetime Achievement Award and received many other honors throughout his sales career.

For anyone who knew him, they’ll remember his endless optimism, sense of humor and stories, his laugh, his skills in the kitchen and on the grill. Gene’s willingness to always help those in need included ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Or maybe the fact he was really a clown, having graduated from clown college and entertaining people as ‘Flags’. Gene especially loved playing golf, which took him to the northernmost and southernmost courses of the world.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Judy (Rice) Addington, whom he married on September 7, 1992 in Indianapolis. Gene is also survived by his children, Jeff (Theresa) Addington of Kennesaw, GA and Brenda (Tom) Bailey of Westfield; step children, Donna (Richard) Watkins of Paragon, Dan Alfrey of Greenwood and Jim Alfrey of Indianapolis; brother, Bob Addington of Florida, several grandchildren & great grandchildren; brother in law, Jim Rice of Greenwood; and three beloved aunts in Oklahoma.

Gene’s service will be a celebration in the truest sense of a long, fulfilling life and the unending memories he created for everyone who knew him. The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the First Christian Church of Morgantown, 2717 S. Morgantown Road. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Military honors will be conducted by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Gene to the Salvation Army, First Christian Church of Morgantown or the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences to the Addington family can be made at www.meredith-clark.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First Christian Church of Morgantown

Address:

2717 S. Morgantown Road
Morgantown, IN 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

First Christian Church of Morgantown

Address:

2717 S. Morgantown Road
Morgantown, IN 46160

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Born: September 7, 1938
Died: February 15, 2019

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john W. duncan posted on 2/28/19

I had the privilege of working with (and for) Gene during my time at Diamond Chain. "Mr. Feelgood' was always that! He had a big smile, infectious laughter, and a great sense of humor. On the most cloudy of days, Gene always projected a ray of sunshine. We traveled Australia for a month, and I really got to know him well. He always maintained a positive attitude and boundless energy. He was one of a kind and will be missed. I can see him (and hear him now!) as he arrives at the Pearly Gates, as he jumps up, clicks his heals together shouting to St. Peter, 'Hey Ya-all, I'm here!' God Speed Gene! John W. Duncan

 

Mike and Kay Hughey posted on 2/28/19

My most sincere consolences to all of his family!! He was a great, honorable and friend to all who knew him

 

John Wright posted on 2/27/19

I worked with Gene for a little over ten years at Diamond Chain. I have lost not just a former coworker but a great friend. Gene and I traveled together into Canada on business several times. I think all of those trips were successful, plus we had some memorable laughs when the business was finished. I have very happy memories of Matagami, Terrace, Nanaimo, and Presque Isle. May Gene rest in peace and spread joy in Heaven.

 

Karen Brown posted on 2/27/19

In memory of , Karen Brown lit a candle

 

Karen Brown posted on 2/27/19

Sorry for your loss.

 

Joan Mason posted on 2/27/19

My prayers go out to Gene's family. Having worked with Gene, I know he had a good sense of humor and enjoyed life. Judy is a wonderful lady, and my heart goes out to her and Gene's entire family. God bless you all. Joan Mason

 

Mary Wilkerson posted on 2/26/19

Hate that I will be out of town & miss Gene’s celebration of life, because he really enjoyed life. I treasure our friendship with Gene & Judy. Love you

 

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