Eugene E. Homan
February 03, 1962 ‒ September 07, 2020
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.
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