Gene Sledge84-year-old former Wayne City resident, Gene Sledge died Saturday, June 15 at the home of his daughter in Houston, TX. He was the owner and operator of Sledgco Oil Company until his retirement.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Sledge of Mattoon and Larry Sledge of Missouri; two daughters, Angela Sledge of Houston, Texas and Cathy Sledge of Missouri; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services for Gene Sledge  will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.  Those attending the service should go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation.

The Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.

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