Arnold "Gene" Cavender, 79, of Elkview, a born again Christian, was called home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 24, 2019.
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Son of the late Andrew and Naomi Cavender. He was also preceded in death by: his son, Anthony Gene Cavender; brothers, Herschel Cavender, Donald Cavender, and Jimmy Cavender; and sister, Hilda Cooper.
Gene was a loving son, husband, and father. A Master Electrician by trade Gene worked for Brown & Root after retiring from Union Carbide. He served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. He was a devout Christian and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Cavender; son, Jason and wife Amanda Cavender; and sister, Ruby Newhouse.
A service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Clarence Deel officiating. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.
Family will welcome visitors from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.
Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the family with arrangements .