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Gene L. Stock, 87, of Middleburg, passed away on Monday morning, Feb. 26, 2018, at his home.
He was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Hughesville, a son of the late Rev. Dorr W. and Mary (Kosecker) Stock. On Jan. 23, 1960, he married the former Jessie Smith who survives.

Gene was a 1948 graduate of Middleburg High School and received his bachelor's degree in 1956 from Susquehanna University. He served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.
He retired from Sprout-Waldron, Muncy, where he was a sales representative.
His memberships include the NRA, the Heiser-Hoffman V.F.W. Post 5631, Middleburg, and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Gene's passion was golfing and he was a fixture at Shade Mountain Golf Course. In earlier years he had enjoyed hunting.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Edwin L. Stock of Reading, and Andrew G. "Andy" and Anne Stock of Chatham, N.J.; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Lewis, Helen, Patrick, Gordon, Margaret, and Benjamin Stock; and one brother, Ray Stock of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Dorr W. Stock Jr.; and one sister, Phyllis Hickman.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Middleburg, with Pastor George Price officiating.
Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg with military honors accorded by the Middlewest Veterans Honor Guard.

Contributions to honor Gene's memory may be made to the Shade Mountain Golf Course Building Fund, 291 Golf Course Road, Middleburg, PA 17842, or the Reliance Hose Company, East Main St., Middleburg, PA 17842.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Published on February 26, 2018
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