BENTON - Eugene Fodge, 79, died Sept. 3, 2004, at his rural Benton home.
Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lilbourn, son of the late John D. and Gertrude Fodge, he was an Army veteran serving in World War II and a farmer. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Post in Morley, he was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
On Aug. 28, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., he married Helen Marie Helms, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jeannie Fodge of Benton; five daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Jim Hunott of Sikeston, Sandra and Lloyd Hill of Dyersburg, Tenn., Glenda and Randy Enderle of New Hamburg, Donna and Randy Tippy of Sikeston, and Rita and Brad Milam of Benton; one brother, Clyde Fodge of Sikeston; 12 grandchildren, Scott Hill, Amy (Jason) Bain, Christi Gregory, Tina (Mark) Dee, Tonya (Robert) Kolwyck, Tammy (Shannon) Cureton, Brian Enderle, Cory (Sheri) Fodge, Chad Fodge, Casey Fodge, Jarrett (Malinda) Milam and Julie Milam; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Amick-Burnett Chapel in Benton where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dennis Lowe will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Charleston with military graveside rites.