MONTGOMERY, Eugene R. "Gene," 77, formerly of Colerain, OH, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Liza's Place Hospice Care Facility, Wheeling, WV.
He was born June 9, 1936 in Proctor, WV a son of the late William and Emma (Alman) Montgomery.
Gene was the owner/ operator for 25 years of the former Montgomery Roofing of Martins Ferry and retired from Kalkreuth Roofing of Wheeling. He was a member of Roofers Local 188, a longtime member and past president of the former Martins Ferry Rotary and a former member of Lancaster Chapel Methodist Church where he was very active. Gene also enjoyed his time at Pine Valley Sportsman Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Elmer, Earl, Larkin, Philo and Lawrence Montgomery and his beloved dog "Middie."
Surviving are his wife, Jo Anne M. (Roxby) Montgomery; his daughter, Marla (Lonnie) Moses of Arcadia, OH; his son, Jay Montgomery of St. Clairsville; a brother, Paul Montgomery of Benwood, WV; a sister, Pearl (Bill) Schafer of Port Huron, MI; nine grandchildren, Jamie Stenger, Brittany Mont- gomery, T.J. Montgomery, Brandon Eugene Thomas Montgomery, Angela and Christa Clemons, Kayla Rousch, Alicia Nickles and Christopher Moses; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH where services will be held, Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Maggie Carr officiating.
Burial follows at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York,NY 10001.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop.com.