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.
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
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.