Gene Arnold Schuman
Birth Date: March 31, 1938
Death Date: February 27, 2018
Gene Arnold Schuman, Sr, 79, of Decatur, IL, died at his residence, February 27, 2018.
Gene was born March 31, 1938 in Decatur, IL, the son of John and Rosalie (Nichols) Schuman. Gene was a veteran of the USAF. He married Sophia Marlene Bledsaw on October 1, 1966 in Decatur, IL. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2000. He then married Marcella Dodd on November 2014. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2018.
Gene worked as a sales supervisor for Burks Pump. He attended Decatur 1st Church of the Nazarene. He loved playing Bingo, cards, bowling and slots.
Gene is survived by his children, Earl Wright (Renee) of Decatur, Dorothy Born (Gerald,Sr.) of Decatur, IL, Gayle Crawley (Don, Jr.) of Decatur, IL, Phillip Wright (Cathy) of Decatur, IL, Sherry Hulet (Robert) of Otsego, MI, Lori Wood of Decatur, IL, Gene Schuman, Jr (Carmela) of Riverton, IL; sisters, Maxine Estell of Decatur, IL, Shirley McDuffie of Fisher, IL, Darrell Schuman (Lynne) of Beaufort, SC, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by 8 brothers and one granddaughter, Jessica.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.