COMANCHE — Funeral services for Gene Stallings, 86, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steven Schulte officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Killeen Memorial Park in Killeen. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He died Monday, May 1, 2017, in Comanche.
He was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Fort Mills, South Carolina, to James F. and Effie E. (Ervin) Stallings. He was a United States Army veteran. On Nov. 30, 1997, he married Helen Sue Morgan Sowle in Comanche.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Stallings of Comanche; children, Frank Stallings of New Jersey, Larry Stallings of Katy, and Dianne Wedel of Belton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-children, Dennis Keating, Nessia Keating, Debbie Riley, and Kim Hennigan; and sister, Elma Merritt of South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his former wives, Lieselotte V. Stallings and Annie Geraldine Keating Stallings; and step-son, Taryn Keating.