Louis Eugene "Gene" Hannah Sr., 80, of Old Fort, Tenn., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and retired from Shaw Industries Inc. in Dalton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and during his service he received numerous awards and commendations.
He was a loyal, hardworking husband and father. His family and farm always came first. He loved to joke and bring smiles wherever he went. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Lanion Hannah and Kate Katherine Jones Hannah; half-brother, Julian R. Hannah; stepbrothers, John Pickel and Ronnie Pickel.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Jo Ann Crumley Hannah; children, Aleta (Kenny) Moorhouse of Ocoee, Tenn., Louis Eugene Hannah Jr. of Old Fort, Tenn., Jana L. Hannah of Ocoee, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sydney (Nick) Breedlove, K.R. Moorhouse, Ben Hannah, Ricky (Amanda) Hannah; great-granddaughter, Emma Hannah.
Services are today at 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton, Tenn., with the Rev. Kinzel Hooker and the Rev. Charles Campbell officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Boanerges Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hannah family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.
Higgins Funeral Home of Benton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
Published on August 3, 2017