Eugene Edward Garren, 83, of Mills River went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Gaden P. and Alva Wilson Garren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Preston Garren.
Eugene was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and had retired from Cranston Printworks following over 40 years of employment with them. He was of the Baptist faith and he loved his family dearly. He cherished every moment he was able to spend with them. Eugene loved being outside in the sunshine, having a paintbrush in one hand and a piece of chocolate in the other. He enjoyed sitting on the porch smoking a cigarette and drinking a Mountain Dew.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Verna Garren; son, Eddie Garren (Julie); daughter, Christine Garren (Eric Capell); grandchildren, Matthew, Tyler and Michael Garren; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Adriana, Colton and Bella; siblings, Ercelle, Clyde, Betty, Harold, Edna, Kenneth, Sheila and Danny as well as numerous nieces and nephews.