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Gene Roy Ketner

COMMERCE Gene Roy Ketner, 38, of Commerce died July 4, 2008, in Fort Worth. A funeral service is scheduled at 10:00 AM, July 8, 2008, in the Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Terry Holley officiating. Burial follows in Sonora Cemetery.

Born March 3, 1970, in Commerce, he was the son of Freddie Joe Ketner and Peggy Sue Sands Ketner.

Gene liked working with his hands, enjoyed working on cars and being outdoors, cooking out and fishing. He enjoyed going to the car races and just hanging out, especially with his cousins Kim and Tony.

He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with the ones he loved. He loved to draw and was a perfectionist when it came to working on his trucks. Gene would do anything to help others, all they had to do was ask.

Gene was a real cowboy at heart and always had a smile on his face. He could light up the room.

Survivors are his parents of Commerce; two daughters, Faith Ketner of Celeste and Sabrina Hines of Commerce; brothers Frankie Hines and wife Dalene Hines of Springdale, Arkansas, and David Ketner and wife Dana Ketner of Campbell; a sister, Charlotte Harrod and husband Jim Harrod of Commerce; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Pallbearers are Mike Littlefield, Robert Matlock, Ronald Matlock, Mitchell Matlock, Tony Ketner, and Casey Petty. Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Sands, James Bentle, and Jim Harrod.

(July 8, 2008, The Greenville Herald Banner)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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