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Gene D. Torrence

December 11, 1926 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 91)

Greencastle, Indiana

Gene D. Torrence, 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 4, 2018 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Peru, Indiana on December 11, 1926 to the late David and Grace (Kenworthy) Torrence. Gene graduated from Central High School in Ft. Wayne, and later served his country in the United States Army. He married Deloris Smith on October 4, 1955, they were members of the Creekside House of Prayer in Cloverdale, and owned and operated Saf-Wa Termite Company from 1962 until 1988. 

In his free time Gene enjoyed piddling around the house, painting, working puzzles, traveling. He had a gift for making people laugh, and he loved spending time with friends and family especially the babies. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard “Dick” Torrence, Earl “Buddy” Torrence, and sisters, Nita Finnegan, Helen Shi, and JoAnn High. 

Survivors Include:

    Wife of 62 years:    Deloris Torrence, Greencastle, Indiana

    Sons:        David (Debbie) Torrence, Greencastle, Indiana

            Donald (Lisa) Torrence, Greencastle, Indiana

            Jimmy (Jessica) Torrence, Scottsdale, Arizona

    Daughters:    Norma Smith, Crawfordsville, Indiana

            Vicky Petrey, Greencastle, Indiana

            Donna (Kevin) Tincher, Brazil, Indiana

            Tammy (Jim) Petrey, Greencastle, Indiana

     Sixteen Grandchildren

     Twenty Great Grandchildren

     Four Great-Great Grandchild

    Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil with Pastor Wayne Baker and Pastor Joseph Baker officiating and burial with military honors to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. The family will accept friends for visitation on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. 

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