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“Gonna miss your stories Uncle Gene! You are greatly missed! ”
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“RIP Uncle Eugene, you will be greatly missed..love ya.. ”
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William Irvin Eugene Harbison, known to most as Gene of Bismarck, MO passed away December 18, 2012 in Crystal City, MO at the age of 75 years. Gene was born April 8, 1937, a son of the late Elvie Eugene and Minnie Mae (Litton) Harbison.

On October 17, 1966, he was united in marriage to Shirley Mae Thompson, who survives. Also surviving are three children; Sue Hicks of Aurora, MO, Ruth Odom of Joyner, AR, and Michael Litton of Potosi, MO, five brothers; Lloyd and wife Reba Harbison of Ironton, MO, Carl and wife Lenora Harbison of Ironton, MO, Gale and wife Susan Harbison of Belleview, MO, Chris and wife Pam Harbison of Ironton, MO, and Tony and wife Jan Harbsion of Arcadia, MO, four sisters; Joyce Browers of Arcadia, MO, Victoria and husband Jess Chamberlain of Arcadia, MO, Linda Gamble of Ironton, MO, and Tammy Martin of Lake Wappapello, MO, 11 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by two sons; Dale Harbison and Charles Harbison, a brother; Thomas Harbison, and two sisters, Brenda Helms and Pearline Harbison.