Loyd Eugene “Gene” Mahurin of Cuba, Missouri was born on October 7, 1946 in Dent County, Missouri to the union of James Lawrence and Eula (Callahan) Mahurin. He left from this life on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 73 years.
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Gene was united in marriage to Sharon Webster on April 10, 1971 in St. James, Missouri. To this union three daughters were born Lora, Karen and Jessie.
Gene honorably served his country in the United States Army from January 7, 1966 to October 10, 1967, during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Expert Rifle Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
Gene retired in 2009 from Meramec Industries in Sullivan, Missouri, after 28 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Leasburg Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fixing cars, watching westerns and reality shows on TV.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents James Lawrence and Eula (Callahan) Mahurin; one daughter Lora Jean Collins; two sisters Beedia Precord and Wilma Mahurin; four brothers James “Junior”, Bill, Elmer “Red” and Jerry Mahurin; father-in-law George Webster.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife Sharon Mahurin of the home; two daughters Karen and husband Bill Parkins, Jessie Mahurin both of Cuba, Missouri; one grandson James Lawrence Mendoza of Cuba, Missouri; two step-grandchildren Devon Politte of Bourbon, Missouri, C.J. Collins of Cuba, Missouri; mother-in-law Betty Webster of St. James, Missouri; son-in-law James Collins of Kentucky; one sister-in-law Shirley and husband Steve Stogsdill of St. James, Missouri; one brother-in-law Gary and wife Carol Webster of St. James, Missouri; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Don Vaughn, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Autism Awareness.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Mahurin family.