Eugene E. Jennings

Eugene E. Jennings, 77, of Holt, passed away November 24, 2020 at home.

Gene was born on March 28, 1943, in Neosho, Mo., to LaVona DePriest Jennings and Francis Jennings. Later, the family moved to Yakima, Wash., where Gene spent his growing-up years. After graduation from Eisenhower High School in 1960, he moved to the Kansas City area to attend college, where he studied to become a CPA.

Gene loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and his sons spent many hours in deer stands and fishing boats.

Gene leaves his wife of 54 years, Joyce; his sons, Justin and Jason (Stephanie); grandchildren, Chloe and Drake; sisters, Juanita Wilburn of Union Gap, Wash., and Loretta Hellinger of Grandview, Mo.; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many, many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

He will be missed.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

To Joyce and the Jennings family—
So sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. Even though I didn’t know Gene, I felt I knew him through the many great stories Joyce told us at work. He must have loved all the critters as much as Joyce did. And I know from the stories, he loved his boys. I think he also secretly enjoyed (?) trips to Walmart. Anyway, I hope your memories of Gene help lift you at this time. Joyce, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.