BELLMONT – Allen Eugene “Gene” Stoneberger, 65, of Bellmont, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab surrounded by the love of his family. He was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Mount Carmel, Illinois the son of Chester L. and Roxie D. (VanMatre) Stoneberger.

Gene was a member of the Mount Carmel High School graduating class of 1970. He enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country until retiring on Oct. 31, 1991. During his service years, he served in Vietnam, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Gene greatly enjoyed caring for several pet birds. He had a Parrot, Parakeet and Cockatiel to keep him company. Gene was a fan of oldies music, most especially Elvis Presley and the 50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll. Gene was recently Baptized into the Christian Faith. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Gene will be remembered by his siblings, James Stoneberger of Bellmont; Evelyn Jones of Lancaster, Linda Ward of Lucedale, MS and Jack Stoneberger of Louisville; nephews, Tim Bruce and Bill Bruce of Lucedale, Mississippi.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Jonny Stoneberger.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes, Cremation Rites will be accorded and a private Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Bethel Cemetery.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Gene’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Stoneberger family, please visit

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