Eugene Elwood "Gene" Albertson, Sr., 89, husband of Louise Smith Albertson, of Easley, passed away peacefully in his home, Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
Born in Liberty, he was a son of the late Joe E. and Rosa Mae Crowe Albertson.
Gene loved gardening and was a member Rock Springs Baptist Church, where he attended the In His Steps/Love in Action Sunday School Class. He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Alberston is survived by a son, Eugene E. "Gene" Albertson, Jr. (Sheryl) of Easley; a daughter, Sherri A. Kunzelmann (Brian) of Rosman, NC; a brother, Bobby Albertson (Katherine) of Liberty ; grandchildren, Hileri Mercier (Brian) of Greenville, Matthew Albertson (Nicole Wassinger) of Spartanburg, Kaitlyn Patterson of Easley; and Taylor Patterson of Spartanburg; great-grandchildren, Lynli Grace and Cason Mercier; a stepdaughter, Brenda Lawson (George) of Duncanville, AL; stepsons, Roy Sanford (Cecelia) of Northport, AL and Jimmy Sanford of Northport, AL; seven step-granchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and his best friends for over 65 years, Donald and Jean Kinder, Hernshaw, WV.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Welborn Alberston; a grandson, Christopher Alberston; a stepson, Donald Sanford; three brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, Missionary Fund, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.
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