Eugene E. Homan

February 03, 1962 ‒ September 07, 2020

Westerville, Ohio

Gene Homan passed from this world into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 7th, 2020. Gene is survived by his loving wife, Carla; his wonderful, loving son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Lexie Homan; sister, Bobbi (Fred) Fraley; mother-in-law, Esther DeVore; brother-in-law, Tim (Karen) DeVore; sister-in-law, Vickie DeVore and a host of nieces and nephews, Andrew (Courtney) Fraley, TJ (Mackenzie) DeVore, Austin (fiancé Haylee Patel) DeVore, Kari DeVore, Eric DeVore, Ty Nosouhian, Sean Nosouhian;  his dog, Bella; and loved by so many other family and friends that if all were listed this obit would be 6 pages long, at least.  Gene loved them all dearly. Gene was a kind loving wonderful man and it was evident in friendships with so many people.   Gene was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Homan Sr.; and father-in-law, Tex G. DeVore.

When Ryan was young, Gene and Carla decided to visit all 50 states by the time Ryan turned 18, which they accomplished.  Wherever they went Gene and Ryan had looked up places to eat.  Sometimes where they were eating determined where they were going in the state they were visiting.  The boys always traveled on their bellies!  Gene was so proud of the man Ryan has become.  When Ryan was young, Gene and Carla decided that if nothing else one parent would be home the Ryan while they worked.  Gene worked days and Carla worked nights.  Gene always thought of his family.  They had dinner together nightly, prayed together, vacationed together.  As you can see their theme… always together!  Gene was thrilled when Ryan met Lexie.  On September 4th he got to witness the marriage of Ryan and Lexie along with the family.

Gene was a member of Heritage Christian Church.  He was involved in a men’s bible study and a life group.  Gene enjoyed learning more about the bible and growing closer to God. Gene had a 3-year long battle with cancer but he never lost his faith in God and knew God had this, that is why Gene believed these wonderful groups were placed in his life by God to help him through this time.

Gene was an electrician but wanted a career change and saw a sign wanting school bus drivers.  Gene went on to become a school bus driver for Big Walnut school district.  He also worked in the school’s cafeteria. Gene enjoyed being a lunch lady! Gene formed everlasting friendships with the people in transportation.  He even helped clean the buses in the summer to get them ready for the next school year.  He enjoyed the kids and working with the parents of the kids on his routes which was evident in the numerous cards and thank you notes he got from them.

Gene loved the Lord and enjoyed life.  He was an avid 5K runner.  He did at least 1 a month. He enjoyed walking Bella, camping and hiking.  Gene belonged to a few other groups.   One group is a wonderful group of family that has been together for 26 years that meet and have dinner 5 times a year together. They had some interesting dishes over the years to say the least.  Gene enjoyed food so this was a perfect group for him. Another group had breakfast together and then another group had dinner together. Most times he was the only male there but that didn’t matter to him it was the fellowship and the food he went for.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where a private family service will be held.  Pastors Bud and Jen Leskovac and Elder Steve Clark officiating.  Private Family Interment.

Gene has said numerous times that Carla and Ryan brought color into his world.  Per Gene’s request please wear bright colors to send him off.

Gene requested that in lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, in is memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury in honored to serve the Homan family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • Knowing Gene (and Carla) has been a delight, an honor, and a blessing. God be with us all until we meet Gene again in Heaven.

  • I am so sad. I met Mr. Gene when my boys boarded the bus for Kindergarten, over 12 years ago! He drove all three of my children. He also drove my preschool routes. I could always breath easy knowing Mr.Gene was behind the wheel. He was kind, patient, and hardworking. I often ran into him at home depot as well. He impacted everyone who met him. He will be deeply missed. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was such a good man.

  • Carla & Ryan; Gene was a sweet, kind man. Our boys enjoyed playing together when they were little & I’m glad Gene got to see Ryan get married. Sometimes life throws things at us that we don’t understand, but your faith in God will get you thru. Hang on to those memories.

  • I will truly miss my dear friend and coworker…our grandmothers were best friends for many years and we never realized it until I saw Garnet Frames obit. He called me cuz after that..Gene made fun of me everyday because I move my hands around when I talk..he would sit beside me and make the same gestures that I did and just laugh…I will forever keep him in my heart❤

  • Gene was my son’s first bus driver. As parents we were so nervous for our preschooler to be riding the bus for the first time, and Gene made it so easy. Our son and family loved him.
    Our hearts are sad as we were just wondering how he was doing.
    We pray for peace for all who loved him.

  • Gene was a wonderful guy who always had a smile on his face and a good word about almost everything. I knew him for 5 great years. Love you buddy. We miss you at the depot. RIP my friend.

  • Carla & Ryan, thanks for sharing your husband and father with us! He will be missed at the bus garage. We pray that you find comfort in all of the great memories you made together!

  • Carla and Ryan, my heart and prayers go out to you. He was truly a wonderful man to work with. He never had a negative word to say. His gentle soul and personality was always great to have around. He always spoke so proudly of you and Ryan and you could always hear how incredibly proud he was of Ryan. He is in heaven now watching down and protecting you from above. May his love continue to shine on earth from all the wonderful memories we all have. RIP Gene, you will be missed but always remembered.

  • During my last few years as a driver at Big Walnut, Gene and I parked our busses in Galena, He was a good friend and listener. He came to visit me in Canal on a trip several years ago and I am so happy I got to see him. He loved his “kids” and loved being a bus driver. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Gene, and I know you will be watching over your family and friends. Sending love and prayers to his family.

  • Carla and Ryan. Gene was a wonderful person he started at the big walnut right after I did. He was a great guy never a bad thing to say. I loved our morning talks as we was pre tripping out buses He will be missed very much. Big walnut won’t be the same without him. He will always be part of big walnut his memory will last forever

  • Carla and Ryan: Even though we only knew Gene for a short while after we joined Steve’s life group, but what an easy guy to love. One day we will sit for a long while and brag on the Lord . Until then, we will miss his presence at our life group meetings but we know he no longer struggles with his cancer or this life’s pressures. He is finally at home and resting in total peace and in good health.

    Love, Ronda & Bob Wolfe

  • Gene will be missed greatly. He got a kick out of everything. He helped me on my route when he was a sub driver. The kids asked me who he was & I called him Mr. Gene. From then on he was Mr. Gene to all the kids. I loved having him clean my bus during the summer because he did such a great job & he said he loved doing it because it didn’t need to do much to clean it. When he started driving he was quiet but we got him out of his shell fast! Good bye to a great person.

  • Carla and Ryan, I love you both! I pray for peace and grace straight from Jesus during this time. Please know how much Gene meant to me. He was the kind instructor for a young electrician back in the day. He was more than patient and kind to a kid trying trying to figure out life. He emulated love and kindness and was a great mentor to me. I celebrate the impact of a great man on my life. I rejoice knowing he is basking in the presence of the Creator. Until we meet again. Love, Nate

  • I was so saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. He was the bus driver for both of my kids. So friendly, so patient, so relaxed, and always with a smile to share. I would often pass him and Bella on the walking trail or see him in Home Depot. Just the friendliest and kindest person. Sincere condolences to the Homan family.

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