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Gene Richard Masters 2017

Gene Richard Masters, 88, passed away March 25, 2017, surrounded by family.

Gene was the youngest child of Will and Sophia Masters.

After graduating from McPherson County High School, he enlisted in the Army, serving from 1951-54, including the light tank division in Korea and atomic testing program in Nevada. Gene was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV and the Oddfellows as grand noble for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Sophia; siblings, Benjamin, Lena, Ira, Victor (Virginia), Arbor (Marge), Hollis, Willy (Sue), George and Robert.

He is survived by his wife, Sheryl; children, Clark (Mary), Jeanne (Ken), Ira, Sophia (Tim); grandchildren, Phillip, Jake, Luke, Angela, Ashlee, Tyler, Cordelia, Jessica, June and Balthasar; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Molly, Max and Cooper; and sisters-in-law, Eunice and Loretta.

Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Church of Christ on Walker Road.