Charles Eugene “Gene” Gish, 65, of Mexico, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home.

Gene was born on August 26, 1952 in Mexico, the son of Charles C. and Pansy Jean (Roark) Gish. On August 9, 1974 in Mexico, he married Carolyn Acton. She survives.

Mr. Gish graduated from Mexico High School. He worked at National Refractories for over 30 years and then the last 15 years for Wal-Mart.

In addition to his wife, Carol, Gene is survived by two sons, Allan (Regina) Gish and Tony (Kay) Gish, all of Mexico; three grandchildren, Morgan Gish, Dillon and Wyatt Gish; his mother, Pansy Jean Gish of Mexico; four sisters, Pam Starnes of Columbia, Carolyn (Gary) Shuck of Mexico, Debbie (John) Krupp of Middletown, Ohio, and Brenda (Jim) Seeley of Mexico; and one brother, Mike (Tina) Gish of Mexico.

Gene was preceded in death by his father, Charles C. Gish.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Mexico Animal Shelter. Both may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, September 15, from 1-3 p.m. at Lakeview Shelter in Lakeview Park.

Arnold Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com