S. Eugene Flinn

S. Eugene Flinn, 76, of Coshocton, Ohio, passed away at Autumn Health Care on March 9, 2013.

He was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on April 29, 1936, the son of the late Albert and Nellie (Hupp) Flinn.

Gene joined the United States Navy in 1953, and served his country for four years. He was a member of Coshocton Christian Tabernacle and VFW 1330. Gene was an avid coon hunter, and enjoyed horseback riding and training horses and dogs. He worked for Fairmont Foods in Parkersburg, W.Va., and Coshocton, Ohio, for several years, before working for Kroger Foods in Newark, Ohio, and Murfreesboro, Tenn., from where he retired after 18 years of service.

On Jan. 12, 1974, he married Shirley A. Flinn, who survives. In addition to his wife, Gene is survived by his four children, David (Debbie) Flinn of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Rebecca (Mark) Midcap of Waverly, W.Va., Jennifer (Joe) Barfield of Tallapoosa, Ga., and Jamie (Penny) Hahn of Coshocton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Joe, Rich, Michael, Nick, Derick, Lacey, Amber, Rachel, Anna and Shelby; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl (Cathy) Flinn; and two sisters, Hazel (Bob) Smith and Alice Cole.

In addition to his parents, Gene is preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Aslanides; five brothers, Albert, Les, Ira, Leroy and Charles Flinn; and four sisters, Frances Hornbeck, Irene Hornbeck, Nettie Gingrich and an infant sister.

Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, with Pastor Jason Diaz and Pastor C.E. Sonny Easterday officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery, where the Coshocton County Veterans Council will perform military honors.

Memorial donations can be made to Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, 23891 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com