Gene Engle
Gene Engle
January 4, 1931 - June 30, 2019

Gene Engle

Gene Engle, 88, of Interlachen passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at his home. He was born in Hazard, KY to Leonard and Mahia Delton Engle. He left Kentucky to enlist in the United States Navy. Gene’s naval career took him overseas to Paris and stateside to Tennessee, Key West and many more places. During his 20 years with the Navy he received many awards.

Coming from Key West to Palatka, Gene worked for Hudson Pulp and Paper Manufacturing, retiring after 22 years of service. Upon retirement, he moved to Interlachen. He was very active in the VFW, Post 10164, and had served as Commander for many years, the Morocco Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge, #34, Bass Capital Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 183, where he was President. Gene was well respected by many friends, brothers and sisters in the VFW.

Gene was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie; a daughter, Nora Martinez and his parents, Leonard and Mahia Engle.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Engle of Interlachen; his children, Gene T. (Charlene) Engle of Williston, Martha (Rudy) Howard of Palatka, Kathy (Donald) Robbins of Palatka and Penny (Charlie) Turner of Sanford; two step children; one adopted daughter; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The funeral will begin 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Masters Funeral Home in Interlachen. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery in Interlachen. Military honors will be bestowed by the United States Navy.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts, in Gene’s memory, may be given to the VFW, Post 10164, 1034 S.R. 20, Interlachen, FL 32148. Messages of sympathy and encouragement may be expressed on Gene’s online guest book at Masters Funeral Home of Interlachen is in charge of arrangements.

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