Edward Eugene "Gene" Armes, age 82 of Hardinsburg, KY passed away September 11, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Guston, KY on November 25, 1938, the son of the late Albert and Kathleen Armes. Gene was a retired truck driver as well as a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Gene could be seen happily riding his Harley around Breckinridge County. When he wasn't riding, he was tinkering - he would say working - on his car. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing softball. Some of his happiest times, were spent with his grandchildren who affectionately called him Poppa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Terri Armes-Bartley, sister Mary Basham and brothers James and Virgil Armes.
Gene is survived by 4 children: Wanda Gail (Albert) Boswell of Kankakee, IL; Tammy (Timmy) Cherry of Bowling Green, KY; Eddie Armes and James Armes of Hardinsburg, KY.
10 grandchildren: Tony (Ness) Boswell, Colten (Nicole) Boswell, Brittney (Ken) Nickel, Austin Constant, Noah Cherry, Savannah, Amber, Vash, Caleb and Harper Armes
9 great grandchildren and 2 due in the next few months: Ryker and Grayson Boswell, Meara Boswell, Baylee Armes, Michael Armes Finley, Kurt Armes Stith, Aniah Ahmad, Brayden Whitley and Amaree Armes
1 brother: Albert (Becky) Armes of Harned, KY
2 sisters: Carol Sue (Rick) Daigre of Hopkinsville, KY and Loretta Boykin of North Carolina
Funeral services will be held at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5 PM with military honors to follow. Visitation will begin at 2:30 PM Monday.
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