1996, They moved to Tyler Texas. They were very active members of Green Acres Baptist Church. Gene volunteered every week to stuff church bulletins and was a member of the SMART Team which went out to Senior’s homes to do repairs.
They lived in Tyler for 12 years, then moved in 2008 to Mansfield, Tx to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pauline Hayes; Children: Andrea Anderson and husband Paul of Bartonville, Tx. Jana May and husband Jeff of Mansfield, Tx. Grandchildren: Kristan Williams and husband Cory, Clay Anderson and wife
Brooke, Justin May, Jordan May and wife Lauren, and 7 Greatgrandchildren:
Jenna, Allyson, Trevor, Garrett, Taylor, Olivia, and Charlotte, and his brother
Wilson Black of Baytown, Tx and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.