Eugene married Silva Karnese Harris on Dec. 20, 1956.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean war.
Survivors include his wife, Silva Thompson, of Kennett; two sons, David Thompson and wife, Kim, of Kennett and Dennis Thompson and wife, Becky, of Holcomb, Mo.; one daughter, Sherry Shipman and husband, William, of Kennett; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Christola Gatlin, of Kennett, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Friday, Sept. 9, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kennett with Rev. Don Sheerin officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Keith Champlin, Jason Champlin, Lee Champlin, Michael Thompson, Michael Turner and Steve Chappell.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.