Mr. Howard Eugene “Gene” Oneal, 96, a resident of Trenton died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 12:51 P.M. at his resident.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Grundy Center United Methodist Church Northeast of Trenton. Burial will follow in Grundy Center Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m., Saturday at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested to the Three Rivers Hospice or the Donor’s Choice and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Mr. Oneal was born June 13, 1922 in Leroy, Illinois. The son of Roy and Hattie Agee Oneal. He graduated from Gibson, Illinois. Schools. He was veteran of World War II serving in the Marines. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service working most of his career in the Trenton Office.
He was a member of American Legion of Jefferson City, Mo. and also member of Grundy Center Methodist Church northeast of Trenton. He served on many boards, including the Grundy County Nursing Home District and the Community Food Pantry and delivered Meals on Wheels. He helped anyone with whom he came into contact and was well-known for his singing talents.
On February 24, 1950 he was married to Leona B. Gass in Long Beach, California.
His survivors include his wife Leona of the home. One daughter Jackie Gibler and husband Greg of Trenton. Two sons Barry Oneal and wife Luanne and Randy Oneal and wife Crystal all of Trenton. Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One sister Patricia Blouch and husband Earl of Henderson, Nevada .
He was preceded in death by his parents, One sister Virginia Lewis, two brothers Cleve Oneal and Dale Oneal.