Gene Huckabee

William Gene Huckabee,79, more affectionately known as “Pop”, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at his home in Era, Texas.  Born on June 9, 1948 in Dublin, Texas, he was the son of Carl Orastus Huckabee and Myrtle Estalene (Jones) Huckabee.

Gene served his country in the United States Navy and attended the Era Baptist Church.  He married Virginia McCann on July 15, 1960.  They celebrated 57 years of marriage.  He was the owner/operator of Gene’s Water Well Drilling Services.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and brother James Huckabee.  He is survived by his wife Ginny of Era; two daughters Barbara Gray and husband Tommy of Era and Brenda Sweeney and husband Joe of Sanger; one son James Huckabee and wife Tammy of Era; one brother Gerald Huckabee of Grand Prairie; nine grandchildren Jenna Twiner, Duane Sawers, Stephen Sweeney, Stephanie Sweeney, Shane Sweeney, Kourtni Whitley, Atayea Patterson, Tevin Hernandez, and William Huckabee and fifteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ASPCA or a charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Coker Funeral Home and online condolences may be made to

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