Earl 'Gene' McCammack

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Earl "Gene" McCammack, 80, of Cloverdale, passed away at his residence on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

He was born in Belle Union, the son of the late Thomas Raymond McCammack and Mary Maune (Whitaker) McCammack.

Sixty years ago he married Joyce Conn of Cory, Ind., on Sept. 7, 1952 and she survives.

He is also survived by his daughter, Cathy Samsel and husband Ed; grandson Ryan Samsel and wife Robyn; granddaughter Emily Samsel; sister Karen Allen and husband Sam; brothers-in-law Fred Lewis and Jack Conn and wife Pat; sister-in-law Patricia Jackson and husband Wayne; and special family, Dan and Wanda Hamblin.

He was a member of the McKinley Hill Church of Christ.

He graduated from Belle Union High School in 1951. He served 41 years on the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department, was an assistant Boy Scout Master and a Little League Coach.

He also was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from IBM at Greencastle after 31 years.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Walnut Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Walnut Chapel Cemetery, c/o Gary Salsman, 6756 E. CR 700 South, Greencastle, IN 46135 and/or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P. O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699-0086

Condolences may be sent to the family at cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.