He was born on Jan. 2, 1941, to the late Hershul and Mary Lou Pell.
He was a lifelong resident of Cleveland, and was of the Baptist faith.
He was a member of Charity Baptist Church. Above all the many things that he will be known for, he will always be remembered as a family man, who cherished and loved his family.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Pell.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years, Charlotte R. Pell; four daughters: Teresa Gladden (Ricky), Lorie Kibble (William “Billy”), Linda Dixon (Tony) and Donna Truelove (Mike); three sons: Eugene “Tojo” Pell (Jamie), Mike Parker and Dale Minton (Crystal); two sisters: Jackie Dowdy and Pauline Dyer; 15 grandchildren: Teshae, Misty, Jason, Loretta, B.J., April, Clayton, JaDonna, Dustin, Dillion, Lily “Red”, Sarah, Kayla, Bradley and Savannah; and several great-grandchildren and extended family members and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 5, 2014, at Charity Baptist Church, 4000 Dalton Pike, Cleveland, TN 37323.
The family will receive friends at the church today from noon until the 2 p.m. service time.
Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. Dr. Allen Burnette, Dr. Marvin Carr and Salyer Banks will be officiating the service.
Daniel Carter, Julien “Gilligan” Hamby, Brandon “Toby” Grant, Dewayne “John Boy” Garrett, Billy Beck and Jeremy “Stretch” Kazy will serve as pallbearers.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Gene or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Pell family with these arrangements.