Gene Alfred Letteer, 87, of Avoca, Alaska passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Rogers.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services. Online condolences may be made at stockdalefuneral.com
Gene grew up on an 80-acre farm north of town and returned after retirement to spend his last 32 years there.
Gene graduated from Rogers High School then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, finishing with deployment in Japan after its surrender. After the war, he earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He worked for General Dynamics and Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth and Boeing Co. in Wichita, Kan.
In 1948 he married Margaret Creech of Rogers. The couple had four children. After retirement they moved back to the farm near Avoca, where he was active in the Eager Beavers Camping Club, the National Rifle Association and was instrumental in rebuilding the Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church of Rogers after it suffered a devastating fire.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Charlotte Letteer; brothers, Walter and Paul; sister, Ruth and sons, Gene Jr. and James Letteer.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughter, Mary Smith, of Fort Worth and son, Charles of Azle; grandchildren, Winn and Garold LaRue and Gene Alexander Letteer.
The Azle News,
Oct. 16, 2013 Edition